Posts Tagged ‘Georgetown University’

Nigeria’s Mass attendance is one of the highest in the world

Monday, February 19th, 2024

Mass attendance in Nigeria is one of the highest of any country in the world. As many as 94% of self-identified Nigerian Catholics surveyed said they attend weekly or daily Mass, according to a study published in early 2023 by Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. The World Values Survey, which conducted Read more

Kiwi gives $US50 million to Catholic University in the USA

Friday, November 13th, 2015

A New Zealander, Peter Cooper, has donated $US50 million to Georgetown Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Established in 1789, Georgetown is the USA’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. The donation is for the creation of a leadership programme for the university’s student-athletes, and to fund a sports field. “The athletics program at Georgetown has played a significant Read more

Author seeks to exorcise Georgetown University

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Novelist William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist, has sent a canon-law petition to the Vatican, asking it to require Georgetown University in Washington, DC, to live up to its Catholic identity. The Jesuit university is Blatty’s alma mater, and his best-selling book and the 1973 blockbuster film The Exorcist were set in Georgetown. His Read more

“Exorcist” author sues his former Catholic University for lack of Catholicity

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The author of “The Exorcist” and who used Georgetown University in this book, is now planning to sue the school for not being Catholic enough. William Peter Blatty, a graduate of Georgetown was upset at the university’s invitation to Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Sergice Secretary. She has been criticised by some Catholics for Read more