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I feel valued and heard as a bisexual Catholic student, mostly

Caleb Datto February 14, 2024

I came to St. Joe’s looking for a university with a strong sense of community. Community is not something that just happens on its own, you need to be persistent to achieve it. Community requires attention....

Panelists Melanie Guckin, Becky McIntyre ‘17, Elise Stankus and Julia Osęka ’25
discuss their experiences in Rome with the audience at Dispatches from Rome,
the Synod Continues, Nov. 28.

Students recount synod experience in the Vatican City

Monica Sowinski and Ryan Sawka December 6, 2023

Campus Ministry hosted “Dispatches from Rome: The Synod Continues” Nov. 28 in the Chapel during which Julia Osęka ’25 discussed her experience as a voting delegate in the XVI Ordinary General Assembly...

Editorial: Sept. 27

The Hawk Staff September 27, 2023

The Catholic Church’s teachings on gender throughout history have predominantly defended the notions of men’s superiority and women’s inequity. Even though women have been active members of the...

From left to right: Dawn Araujo-Hawkins, Sister Alison McCrary and Lezley McSpadden speak in the Cardinal Foley Campus Center on Feb 5. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Panel discusses criminal justice system and the Catholic Church

Angelique Frazier February 11, 2020

A panel discussion sponsored by the Faith-Justice Institute on Feb. 5 focused on the need for the Catholic Church to better respond to the disproportionate impact of the criminal justice system on...

Fostering an open discussion

Fostering an open discussion

The Hawk Staff February 4, 2020

Potential for acceptance through interfaith dialogue St. Joe’s has hosted and is set to host various conversations surrounding interfaith dialogue this semester. On Jan. 23, St. Joe’s held SJU Prays:...

Fr. Martin talks to students after his talk. PHOTO: Luke Malanga 20

James Martin, S.J., advocates for LGBT acceptance in Catholic Church

Luke Malanga September 18, 2019

In the top floor lounge of Villiger Residence Center, residents Mac Castellano ’23 and Bailey Cafone ’23 re-organized the Post-It notes on the window overlooking City Avenue from “Go Birds!” to...

Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph. D. discusses sexual abuse in the Catholic Church with fellow panelists. PHOTO: DIMETRI WILLIAMS 19/THE HAWK

Panel breaks silence about church sexual abuse

Alysa Bainbridge and Cara Smith February 7, 2019

Cara Smith ’21 co-wrote this story A panel-style dialogue surrounding the 40th Grand Jury Report about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church was held on Feb. 6 in Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center....

A time to protect God’s children

A time to protect God’s children

Erin Breen September 25, 2018

A call for responsibility to be placed where it should After taking part in the Catholic Church’s current methods of child abuse prevention, VIRTUS training, I am more convinced than ever that the system...

God has no hands in this world but ours

“God has no hands in this world but ours”

Julian Lutz September 25, 2018

A reflection in wake of the Church's recent sexual abuse scandal Two weeks ago, Father Greg Boyle, S.J., came to the Chapel of Saint Joseph to talk about Homeboy Industries. His stories were well-structured...

The Cardinal Foley Center on the Lower Merion side of St. Joes campus. PHOTO: LUKE MALANGA 20/THE HAWK

Catholic priest abuse scandal continues

Erin Breen September 18, 2018

Trust in Church dwindles as more in leadership are accused Bishop Michael Bransfield resigned on Thursday Sept. 13, the same day Pope Francis authorized an investigation to take place surrounding allegations...

Actualizing a zero-tolerance policy

The Hawk Staff September 4, 2018

Grappling with the recent grand jury report A grand jury report released on Aug. 14 revealed the extent of a decades-long sexual abuse cover-up in six of Pennsylvania’s eight Catholic dioceses. Approximately...

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