A canon law petition filed by Georgetown University alumni, students, parents and faculty is seeking a remedy to the university's weak Catholic identity.
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“I have met students in their second years at Georgetown who didn't even know that Georgetown was a Catholic school. They did not know that Jesuit meant Catholic.”
That’s the testimony of a student in the canon law petition filed in the Archdiocese of Washington by author William Peter Blatty and Georgetown University alumni, students, parents and faculty, seeking a remedy to Georgetown’s weak Catholic identity.
Fellow petitioner and Georgetown alumnus Manuel Miranda, who recently made a trip to Rome with the goal of increasing awareness of the case in the Vatican, supplied Aleteia News with stunning testimony from students, former students and even a professor.
The student cited above reportedly said, “Last year’s dorm tours for accepted students, who were deciding if they wanted to attend Georgetown, featured a dorm with pro-choice and Planned Parenthood paraphernalia plastered all over the door and walls. Condoms were taped to the door.”
A Georgetown graduate recalled:
A Georgetown professor reportedly stated:
The petition is currently under consideration by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington.
Originally published by The Cardinal Newman Society's Catholic Education Daily on 13 September 2013.