Sunday, June 9, 2013

Public Relations Director Defends Georgetown University Against Canon Law Petition

Rachel Pugh
Georgetown University has responded to the canon law petition submitted last week to Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.'s Cardinal Donald Wuerl by William Peter Blatty, author of "The Exorcist," calling for the University to comply with canon law or be stripped of its right to describe itself as a Catholic institution.

"Our Catholic and Jesuit identity on campus has never been stronger," Rachel Pugh, director of communications told the student newspaper The Hoya.  
"Academically, we remain committed to the Catholic intellectual tradition. We are proud of the countless ways that our students put their faith into action through service and justice programs."
Link (here) to the Catholic Education Daily


Anonymous said...

There are a number of colleges and universities that identify themselves as Catholic that have fallen far short of the Catholic tradition in matters of faith and morals. I include in this several universities that are affiliated with the Jesuits and my own alma mater a diocesan university the University of St. Thomas (St Paul MN). What a shame.

Peter of Frampton said...

Georgetown is being challenged in not only in the court of public opinion, but in the court of the Church. Unfortunately Georgetown sent out a little girl to do a mans job.

Anonymous said...

The more I've read over the past year, the more I believe that Sandra Fluck was a student representative of Georgetown rather than an unusual activist.
This is just public relations (aka propaganda) for the undiscerning. Her statement has no bearing on what what will happen regarding the Canon Law petition.