pope francis

Wuerl and Francis guilty of inaction; should be held accountable

Wuerl and Francis guilty of inaction; should be held accountable

10/18/2018 By Timothy Rush | Staff Writer On Oct. 12, as part of the tremors left in the wake of the revelations of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania over the course of several decades, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Wuerl. Cardinal Wuerl, now former archbishop of Washington, D.C., served […]

Pope criticized for defending sex abuse scandal

Pope criticized for defending sex abuse scandal

02/01/2018 By Rachel Pierce | Staff Writer The Catholic Church is going out of business. The steep decline in attendance has left leaders desperate to pull more members, particularly amongst millennials. However, Pope Francis’s comments in Chile only pushed them farther away. According to TIME, Juan Barros was appointed as head of the diocese in […]

Pope Francis ends trip with call for peace

Pope Francis ends trip with call for peace

By Kylie McCracken | For the Duquesne Duke Introducing himself as a brother, a son of immigrants and a neighbor, Pope Francis brought a message of religious freedom to millions of people during his six-day trip to the United States. Pope Francis completed his trip to the United States with a Sunday Mass in Philadelphia […]

Pope Francis first visit to US a success

Pope Francis first visit to US a success

By Duke Staff Pope Francis concluded his 10-day visit to North America last Sunday after visiting several cities in Cuba and the United States. New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. ground to a halt as they, along with the rest of the country, were captivated by the Pope’s presence. In the first papal visit […]

While You Were Out… And Now That You’re Here

While You Were Out… And Now That You’re Here

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor After four months of dormancy, Duquesne’s home on the Bluff is out of hibernation, yawning and stretching itself awake this week. New students are getting their first taste of college life while returning ones are back for another year of the daily grind. The Duke extends a warm welcome, […]

Staff Editorial: Pope brings change to the Church

Staff Editorial: Pope brings change to the Church

By Duke Staff Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio,  Pope Francis was elected as the Pope to the Catholic Church nearly seven months ago. In his time as head of the Vatican, Pope Francis has been proclaimed by many as “The People’s Pope” due to his radical changes that go against traditional standings. Examples of him going […]