Boston City Councilor Liz Breadon encouraged BC, BU, and Harvard students to assist them in petitioning their universities to stay on campus.
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.
After sexual abuse allegations were leveled against James David Christie in a Boston Globe investigation, a former artist-in-residence at the College of the Holy Cross and professor of organ at Oberlin College, organizations in the Boston area have been cutting ties with the organist the Globe described as “one of the greatest organists of his generation.” Christie has performed at the Boston College since at least 1989.
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…
“If the University truly holds Judeo-Christian values at its core, then it will choose to provide housing for these students, in order to not turn away members of its community seeking assistance.”
The University’s Center on Wealth and Philanthropy, located at 142 Beacon St., plans to close at the end of the summer once the directors finish their current research.