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Last Straw: Georgetown alum and ‘Exorcist’ author canonically sues U. after Sebelius row
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 05/18/2012 8:36:55 PM PDT by topher

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - William Peter Blatty knows a thing or two about what happens when a hostile presence infiltrates Catholic bodies.

Blatty, author of both novel and film versions of the horror classic “The Exorcist,” is getting ready to launch a canonical suit against alma mater Georgetown University, calling U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ appearance as commencement speaker “the last straw” in the school’s relinquishing of Catholic identity.

A frame from the movie "The Exorcist" with a slight adjustment.

“The scandals that Georgetown has given to the faithful are too many to count and too many to ignore any longer,” said Blatty in an announcement.

(Excerpt) Read more at lifesitenews.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: abortion; blatty; canonlaw; catholic; exorcist; georgetown; sebelius
According to the author of the Exorcist, William Peter Blatty, there have been too many scandals at Georgetown.

For him, this is the last straw, along with other Alumni of the University...

1 posted on 05/18/2012 8:37:09 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher
Important quote from the article:

Blatty states in an announcement from The Father Kings Society that its Canon Law action is based on Georgetown’s “failure for more than two decades to comply with the requirements of Ex corde Ecclesiae,” the Vatican’s guidelines for universities maintaining the Catholic identity.

2 posted on 05/18/2012 8:41:09 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Totally agree with him. The woman is evil.


3 posted on 05/18/2012 8:44:10 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
I am not an RC but what Catholics refer to as the'Magesterium’ of the church, a sort of combination of moral authority and historical sanctity is truly impressive and has rightly been considered one of the bulwarks of western culture. The ceaseless efforts to demean, dilute, and finally trivialize such a moral-ethical construct must strike even thoughtful secularists as an imprudent and dangerous action. Something like a religious version of liquidating the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After it was gone its obvious critical reason for existing became obvious to even many who wanted it destroyed. Sibelius reminds me of those imprudent self willed people who wanted the Hapsburg state demolished for the benefit of their particularist ambitions. The difference is a number of the particularist, such as Masaryk were highly intelligent men motivated by a narrow but clear vision of what they fervently believed would be a better political arrangement for their ethnic community. Sibelius strikes me as a shallow and twisted human being. There are many faces of evil including those whose inner demons convince them that they are acting for the betterment of humanity as they go about destroying the moral and ethical basis for the social order. Sibelius is I believe one of those who has become controlled by her private demons. So exorcism would seem to be at least as rational a response as anything else in face of something supernaturally evil in its essence.
4 posted on 05/18/2012 8:59:48 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: topher

Wasn’t this the author that knew Al Gore in college, and who used him for the basis of his split green soup scene?


5 posted on 05/18/2012 9:08:16 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: topher

God bless him.


6 posted on 05/18/2012 9:30:16 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: topher

While I wholeheartedly agree with what Blatty is doing here, I, for one, will never forgive him for that movie-It has given me nightmares since I was a child!


7 posted on 05/18/2012 10:03:40 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn

It is considered a masterpiece and poll after poll says it is the scariest movie ever made. But nothing beats the horror of the obama regime..


8 posted on 05/18/2012 10:11:06 PM PDT by max americana
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To: max americana

Lol! I believe it when you say it polls highest. I truly wish I had never seen it.


9 posted on 05/18/2012 10:22:30 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: topher

Kathleen Sebelius Rocks!

10 posted on 05/18/2012 10:28:21 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ( R)
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To: Amberdawn
It has given me nightmares since I was a child!

The problem is in you head, not your bed.

11 posted on 05/19/2012 4:47:04 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets
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To: La Lydia

I read on here last night that Sebelius was excommunicated by her bishop in KS, but GU invites her as commencement speaker? The chasm between “Catholic” universities and the Catholic Church is extraordinary.

The Church ought to offer those universities’ boards the option to buy out its interest (whatever it is, if anything) in the university and to no longer use its affiliation with the RCC in any way. Just go private/secular like all the other universities that originally had a religious affiliation, i.e. Princeton, Duke, Syracuse, etc., etc., etc.


13 posted on 05/19/2012 4:57:59 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: robowombat
I. Moral Life and the Magisterium of the Church
14 posted on 05/19/2012 6:10:28 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: topher
Pope: Catholic education part of New Evangelization (Make Catholic Education Catholic!)

15 posted on 05/19/2012 8:19:38 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: EDINVA

BTTT!


16 posted on 05/19/2012 8:20:50 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: topher

Blatty to G-Town: The Power Of Christ Compels You


17 posted on 05/19/2012 8:30:55 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: EDINVA

Sebelius, while governor of Kansas, was barred from Holy Communion by her bishop (Archbishop Joseph Naumann) in 2008. She was not excommunicated. They’re two different things. Bishops in the Washington DC area declared their intention to honor Bp. Naumann’s directive.

But now that she no longer resides in Kansas, she does not answer to Naumann. I don’t know if she now is able to receive Communion or if the local bishops still honor Naumann’s directive.


18 posted on 05/19/2012 9:52:33 AM PDT by choirboy
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Not under it either? Or in my closet? Lol...


19 posted on 05/19/2012 1:14:25 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn

Line is from the movie, doctor’s reply to the mother before they brought in the exorist.


20 posted on 05/19/2012 3:05:54 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I see. I try hard not to remember!


21 posted on 05/19/2012 4:25:46 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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