University President Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J., spoke on a panel titled “Revitalizing Our Church: Ideas from University Presidents.” The event addressed how the Church can find a path to restored credibility.
Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski, bishop of Springfield, Mass., came to BC to speak about current issues in the Catholic Church.
A resolution calling upon University President Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J. to issue an official statement condemning the clerical sexual abuse uncovered in a Pennsylvania grand jury report last summer passed in the UGBC Student Assembly on Tuesday.
Four Boston College faculty members discussed faith in Catholicism in 2018 during a panel titled “Catholic Belonging in a Time of Scandal.”
Pope Francis has summoned Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop José Gomez, Cardinal Seán O’Malley, and Monsignor Brian Bransfield to the Vatican for a meeting concerning the recent grand jury report detailing sexual abuse allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, according to America magazine, a Jesuit publication. O’Malley’s inclusion is notable—he leads the Vatican’s commission for the protection of young people, is the archbishop of Boston, and often attends Boston College’s commencement exercises.
At University Convocation, Leahy Commits to “Similar Response” to Renewed Abuse Allegations in the Church
University President Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J. spoke to Boston College’s faculty and staff Wednesday as part of University Convocation. In his speech, Leahy shared his thoughts on the University’s place in the world, and commented more specifically on the renewed revelations of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Leahy committed to formulating a response…
“Boston College Police Department has received multiple reports of individuals not associated with Boston College soliciting BC community members to participate in Bible study groups,” the statement read. “This is being done in-person and through a variety of social media platforms both on and off campus.”
“It is important to remember that the push for a LGBTQ+ resource center stems from the desire to have a safe space for queer students where resources are centralized and made easily-accessible.”