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CNSNews.com Covers Blatty’s Canon Law Petition on Georgetown’s Catholic Identity

CNSNews.com’s managing editor Michael Chapman recently covered the story about the Georgetown University alumni effort (see: Blatty’s Canon Law Case to Reform Georgetown Goes to Vatican) to restore Catholic identity to their once revered alma mater:

Georgetown University alumnus William Peter Blatty, author of the best-selling book The Exorcist and its Academy Award-winning screenplay, both of which take place in Georgetown, has sent a Canon Law petition to Pope Francis, appealing to him to make Georgetown University comply with the basic rules required to be a “Catholic” school. 

If Georgetown University refuses to adhere to those rules, as spelled out in the papal document  Ex corde Ecclesiae by Pope John Paul II, then its official identity as a “Catholic” university, as a last possible measure, should be removed, says Blatty.

The petition, signed by more than 2,000 people so far, is not a lawsuit but a document that faithful Catholics are allowed to send to the Vatican to make known their concerns and to call upon Church authorities, including the Pope, for help.

You can read the rest of Chapman’s story here, and you can show your support for Blatty’s efforts by clicking here.

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