Two Catholic Institutions Sustain Major Damage in Weekend Storms

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Mount St. Mary’s (Emmitsburg, Maryland) and Ursuline College (Pepper Pike, Ohio) both sustained major damage this weekend:  One from a fire, the other from a tornado. *     *     *     * At Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, a Friday evening lightning strike ignited a fire which damaged the historic Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.  A student reported the lightning strike and subsequent fire, which was largely confined to the chapel’s bell tower.The Chapel of the Imm … [Read more...]

SAY WHAT? Georgetown’s Catholic Identity “Has Never Been Stronger”?

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Tim Drake, writing in the Catholic Education Daily, reports that Georgetown University has responded to the canon law petition submitted last week to Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington.  The petition, originated by The Exorcist author William Peter Blatty, called for the University to either comply with canon law or be stripped of its right to call itself a “Catholic” institution.Drake explains: "Our Catholic and Jesuit identity on campus has never been stronger," Rachel Pugh, d … [Read more...]

Exorcist Author William Blatty Challenges Georgetown’s Catholic Status

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William Peter Blatty, Academy Award-winning author of The Exorcist, has joined with other alumni of Georgetown University to oppose what the Cardinal Newman Society has called “rampant abuses of Catholic identity” at Georgetown.Blatty and more than 1,200 concerned alumni, students, faculty and parents have signed a canon law petition asking Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, to remove the label “Catholic” from the school because of its continuing embrace of secularism.Since … [Read more...]


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