- Sep 27, 2020
Unlike the nearly universal acclaim that seemed to greet Pope Francis’s address to Congress, the decision to award this year’s Laetare Medal to the vice president which was announced on March 5 has drawn heated criticism from the bishop of the diocese in which the university is located.
Faculty and staff gathered April 21 at the university’s front gate to walk together to Mass and to pray about the situation.
Members of Georgetown Right to Life were hoping for dialogue with Cecile Richards, but complained after her April 20 speech that she was dismissive of anything spoken by pro-life students. The one-hour appearance by Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, sponsored by the student-run lecture fund at
The president of a Catholic university who invoked an image of drowning bunnies when talking about struggling students is out of a job. The board of trustees at Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland released a statement late Monday announcing that Simon Newman has resigned from his job effective immediately.
The controversy at Mount St. Mary’s, a Catholic university in Emmitsburg, Maryland, made headlines for weeks: A brutally blunt new president, his plan to boost retention numbers by getting rid of poor-performing students early, the firing of professors who disagreed with him, and a faculty vote of no-confidence in his
Soon after Pope Francis was elected, there was speculation that he might lead a retreat by the Catholic Church in the wars of culture. This was a pope, after all, who said he didn’t need to talk much about abortion, gay marriage, and so on, because people already “know perfectly