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Vatican must be accountable in light of sexual assault claims

Vatican must be accountable in light of sexual assault claims

2/28/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist  On Feb. 22, the Vatican began a four-day meeting of 190 church leaders to address the ongoing issue of sexual abuse within the Church. The meeting was called “The Protection of Minors in the Church,” with an emphasis on listening to abuse victims and tackling the issue head-on […]

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 […]

Duquesne helps with archiving of Blessed John Newman’s work

Duquesne helps with archiving of Blessed John Newman’s work

Kaye Burnet | Staff Writer 10/19/17 The late Catholic Cardinal John Henry Newman was many things — an Anglican priest, a Catholic convert, a poet, a lecturer and if his 40 published books and roughly 21,000 remaining letters are any indication, a prolific writer. When he died in 1890 at age 89, he left behind […]

Two Spiritans named cardinals by Pope Francis

Two Spiritans named cardinals by Pope Francis

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor Spiritan priests are a mainstay on Duquesne’s campus. Now, for the first time, the order will be represented in the prestigious College of Cardinals. On Oct. 9, Pope Francis announced the appointment of 17 new Cardinals during his regular Sunday address to St. Peter’s Square. Monsignor Maurice Piat, the […]

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 […]

DU group travels to welcome pontiff

DU group travels to welcome pontiff

By Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke Almost 40 Duquesne students and faculty have joined the more than one million pilgrims awaiting the arrival of Pope Francis in Philadelphia for his two-day visit to Pennsylvania. Pope Francis arrived in Washington D.C. on Sept. 22 as part of a week-long visit to the United States, becoming […]

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, […]

Catholics give praise to Pope Francis

Catholics give praise to Pope Francis

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke A recent Pew Research Center poll found that 8 in 10 American Catholics think favorably of Pope Francis, who has served nearly a year as leader of the church. The poll results, released in February, show Francis to be almost as popular as the long-serving Pope John Paul […]

Darwin Day sparks evolution debate

Darwin Day sparks evolution debate

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne hosted its annual Darwin Day event on Wednesday. Despite operating as a Catholic University, the University supports the teaching of evolution. In 2003, David Lampee, associate professor in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, started Darwin Day at Duquesne and said that the administration was […]

New pope named

New pope named

By Wes Crosby | News Editor A white puff of smoke from the Sistine Chapel Wednesday signaled that the Catholic Cardinals who gathered in Vatican City selected the new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Begoglio, who will be called Francis, will become the Catholic Church’s 226th pontiff and the first non-European to hold the position in […]