Articles tagged: Catholic Church


Fr. Theodore Dziak, a former Georgetown on-campus chaplain, accused of rape

The Voice spoke with five survivors of Dziak’s abuse, as well as chaplains, lawyers, and faculty members from different universities. 


Pope appoints D.C. archbishop as first Black American cardinal

D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory was appointed the first Black American cardinal in the Catholic Church by Pope Francis.


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

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... Read more


Georgetown Revokes Honorary Degree from Theodore McCarrick

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,... Read more


Panama’s Lesson to the World

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,... Read more


Make Clergy Mandatory Reporters

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... Read more


Georgetown Law backs Catholic diocese in border wall proceedings

Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) filed a brief opposed the federal government’s efforts to seize land belonging to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, for... Read more


Four former priests with Georgetown ties named in Maryland Jesuits abuse report

In a schoolwide email sent Dec. 17, University President John DeGioia informed the Georgetown community of a Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus report which named over 20 Jesuit... Read more


Panel calls for Catholic Church reform in Dahlgren discussion

The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life and the Office of Mission and Ministry co-hosted a discussion in Dahlgren Chapel on Oct. 24 on how the Catholic Church... Read more


Panel discusses moving forward in wake of clerical sex abuse reports

Four panelists discussed clerical sexual abuse in the Catholic Church at an event in Gaston Hall on Sept. 25. The event was hosted by Georgetown’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought... Read more


Finding His Voice: Jason Berry reflects on college and career

As the Voice nears our 50th anniversary in March 2019, we are looking back at our history, alumni, and life after the Voice. Jason Berry (COL ’71) arrived at Georgetown... Read more


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

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... Read more


Georgetown Must Revoke Honorary Degrees from McCarrick and Wuerl

A recent report issued by the Pennsylvania Attorney General exposed rampant clerical sexual abuse of children in six of the state’s Catholic dioceses. Over 1,000 victims have been confirmed in... Read more


Washington Catholics call on Cardinal Wuerl to resign

Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl is facing increased calls for his resignation from the diocese as Catholics react to the 887 page report issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court... Read more