Skip to comments.Noted author announces canonical lawsuit against Georgetown
Posted on 05/19/2012 10:03:40 AM PDT by NYer
A prominent Georgetown University alumnus has announced plans for a canonical lawsuit in a bid to restore the schools Catholic identity.
William Peter Blatty, the author of The Exorcist, is asking Georgetown alumni, faculty, students, and friends to join in his canonical case, in which he will ask the Archdiocese of Washington and the Holy See to take action up to including the possible removal or suspension of top-ranked Georgetowns right to call itself Catholic or Jesuit in its fundraising and representations to applicants.
In his plea for support of the canonical case, Blatty argues that Georgetown has failed to comply with the standards set forth in Ex Corde Ecclesiae for the conduct of Catholic universities. He lists a series of offenses, leading up to this weeks decision by Georgetown to honor Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Georgetown is being dishonest by presenting itself as a Catholic institution, the author argues. Together, we need to end that!
Blattywho won an Oscar for the screenplay of the film based on his best-selling novelis a member of Georgetowns class of 1950, and a recipient of the universitys John Carroll Medal for alumni achievement. In presenting his argument for action against Georgetown, he emphasized his own debt to the school and his desire to bring Georgetown back into line with its Catholic heritage.
Blatty has enlisted the Cardinal Newman Society and the St. Joseph Foundation to assist with his canonical case.
Long past time.
Very interesting. Lets hope at bare minimum it gets their attention.
HOORAY William Peter Blatty!
William Peter Blatty, the author of The Exorcist... is a member of Georgetown's class of 1950, and a recipient of the university's John Carroll Medal for alumni achievement. In presenting his argument for action against Georgetown, he emphasized his own debt to the school and his desire to bring Georgetown back into line with its Catholic heritage.
(Perhaps Mr. Blatty could help to arrange for a few exorcisms for some of the folks arranging and attending this weekend's activities at georgetown.)