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Friday, May 31, 2013
Georgetown May Lose Right To 'Catholic' Identity
A special message from the Cardinal Newman Society:
Do alumni, students, faculty and parents have a right to be heard, when a Catholic university repeatedly violates its Catholic identity?
That's the question at stake at Georgetown University. Today courageous Catholics delivered a canon law petition to the Cardinal Archbishop of Washington, D.C., asking that the Church take action to rescue Georgetown or remove the University's right to call itself Catholic. The contents are not yet public, but I've seen them, and they are devastating!
This begins the canon law process announced last year by Georgetown alumnusand Exorcist author William Peter Blatty, even while the University hosted the architect of the HHS mandate and abortion advocate, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, as a graduation speaker.
Upon Mr. Blatty's request, your Cardinal Newman Society compiled an exhaustive report on Georgetown's abuse of its Catholic identity. That report serves as key documentation for the canon law petition, which itself is more than 100 pages long.
While these brave Catholics seek justice for Catholic families, we realize the matter is ultimately in God's hands. Please pray that Georgetown may be reunited to the Church. St. Ignatius of Loyola, ora pro nobis!
- Patrick J. Reilly, President Cardinal Newman Society