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Members of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia enjoying a performance of The Hillbilly Thomists at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Aug. 1, 2022.

Catholic by the numbers: New religious brothers and sisters have a lot in common

Jan 25, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

A new survey report polled 48 religious brothers and priests and 53 religious sisters in the U.S. who professed perpetual... Read more

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Jesuits, Georgetown donate $27 million to fund for slave descendants

Sep 14, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

With the additional funding, the Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation’s fund has now reached 42% of its five-year goal of... Read more

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Two Catholic universities among the worst for free speech in America, watchdog says

Sep 8, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression listed both Georgetown University and Fordham University near the bottom. Read more

The Golden Dome at the University of Notre Dame, one of the 16 colleges named in a lawsuit accusing them of illegally conspiring to reduce financial aid.

Lawsuit alleges Notre Dame, Georgetown among universities rigging financial aid

Jan 12, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University are among 16 elite private universities and colleges facing a federal lawsuit... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021.

Christian and Muslim leaders: Pope Francis' Iraq trip still bearing good fruit, but more dialogue needed

Sep 28, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis’ March visit with Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, a prominent Shiite Muslim cleric, has already helped to foster some... Read more

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Georgetown students vote to compensate descendants of Jesuit-sold slaves

Apr 12, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Students at Georgetown University voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to pass a referendum that would create a new student fee each... Read more

Demonstrators from Georgetown University outside the 2018 USCCB Fall General Assembly in Baltimore.

Hoya no more: Georgetown rescinds McCarrick's honorary degree

Feb 20, 2019

Georgetown University announced on Tuesday that it would rescind the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters the school conferred on disgraced... Read more

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Georgetown Law helps Texas diocese fight border wall

Jan 29, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, is due in court next week to contest a claim of eminent domain by the... Read more

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Georgetown students' commission votes not to sanction pro-marriage group

Nov 3, 2017

By Carl Bunderson

Georgetown University's Student Activities Commission voted Friday to maintain university funding for Love Saxa, a pro-marriage student group that had... Read more

Fr. James Martin, Wikimedia CC 4.0 / Professor Robert George, Wikimedia CC 2.0.

Awaiting hearing, Georgetown pro-marriage group draws support from Catholic leaders

Oct 26, 2017

A pro-marriage student group at Georgetown University has drawn support from prominent Catholic scholars, after a student petition accused the... Read more

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Georgetown pro-marriage group faces sanctions after students complain

Oct 20, 2017

A pro-marriage student group at Georgetown University is in danger of being defunded and barred from campus facilities, after fellow... Read more

Crowds at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Pro-life leaders: Life has value. Always.

Oct 4, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

All life is valuable – especially those who are suffering, urged speakers at a recent pro-life program at Georgetown University... Read more

Sanda Green Thomas, president of GU272 Descendants Association, speaks at the Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope at Georgetown University, April 18, 2017.

Georgetown begins to make amends for 1838 sale of enslaved persons

Apr 19, 2017

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

One hundred and seventy-nine years ago, two Jesuit priests sold 272 persons at a slave auction. Their families were torn... Read more

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Georgetown announces steps to make amends for 1838 slave sale

Sep 6, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

Nearly 200 years after hosting a slave sale on campus in order to pay off school debt, Georgetown University has... Read more

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A rally, not a dialogue – Georgetown students spurn Cecile Richards’ talk

Apr 22, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

Students at Georgetown University said that while a speaking invitation to the head of Planned Parenthood could have been an... Read more

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No one is beyond conversion, Abby Johnson tells Georgetown students

Apr 21, 2016

By Matt Hadro

No matter how deeply someone may be entrenched in the culture of death, they are never beyond the loving reach... Read more

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Georgetown gets verbally shanked over Planned Parenthood invite

Mar 8, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Georgetown University is facing strong criticism from Catholic leaders for defending a student group's invite of Planned Parenthood president Cecile... Read more