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Cardinals Sin: Georgetown Appeases, Frustrates Students Seeking Revocation of Honorary Degrees

Cardinals Sin: Georgetown Appeases, Frustrates Students Seeking Revocation of Honorary Degrees

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02/27/2019

Following months of student activism and internal discussions among top administrators, Georgetown University announced it was revoking the honorary degree it conferred on Theodore McCarrick, former cardinal and archbishop of D.C. The Feb. 19 decision comes after McCarrick’s removal from the priesthood three days prior because of sexual abuse allegations against him that became public…

Georgetown Revokes Honorary Degree from Theodore McCarrick

Georgetown Revokes Honorary Degree from Theodore McCarrick

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02/19/2019

Georgetown University has revoked the 2004 honorary degree it conferred on Theodore McCarrick, former cardinal and archbishop of D.C. The decision, announced by university President John DeGioia on Tuesday afternoon, comes after allegations of sexual abuse led the Vatican to remove McCarrick from the priesthood on Feb. 16. This is the first time the university…

Panama’s Lesson to the World

Panama’s Lesson to the World

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02/10/2019

Pope Francis’ announcement that Catholic youth from around the world would convene in Panama City for World Youth Day 2019 provoked an expected enthusiasm in many Panamanians. For a small, very Catholic country, receiving the Pope would be an incredible experience. Together with hosting the large number of people who would share in this huge…

Make Clergy Mandatory Reporters

Make Clergy Mandatory Reporters

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02/01/2019

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine proposed legislation last week that would make clergy members mandatory reporters of physical and sexual abuse of children. This would add priests, rabbis, imams, and other religious leaders to the list of mandatory reporters which already includes teachers, doctors, social workers, and others who work with children. Similar laws where…

Students call on university to revoke honorary degrees of priests involved in sex abuse scandals

Students call on university to revoke honorary degrees of priests involved in sex abuse scandals

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09/19/2018

Students gathered in Red Square Sept. 14 to deliver a petition calling for the university to revoke the honorary degrees held by Cardinals Donald Wuerl and Theodore McCarrick, two priests involved in high-profile sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. Wuerl and McCarrick received their honorary degrees in 2014 and 2004, respectively. The petition, which…

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