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In many places, it's faithful Catholic laymen who are upholding the true teachings of the Faith — all while priests and bishops are undermining them.
This includes what's happening at Catholic schools and colleges. Church Militant's Paul Murano explains how the faithful are witnessing to Church teaching at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Students attending the nation's oldest Catholic educational institution, lashed out last Monday. They opposed a pro-family demonstration by the student action arm of the Catholic organization Tradition, Family, Property — known as "TFP." Not only that, they opposed Church teaching on sexuality and denied basic human biology and natural law.
TFP protesters regularly gather at secular and Catholic universities across the United States, and even on street corners. They present the Catholic faith to thousands at a time while being opposed by abortion activists, so-called LGBT activists and even self-described satanists.
Georgetown was founded in 1789 and is considered one of the top U.S. universities. But its swift decline over the last five decades is a case in point of the demise of Catholic education, especially in Jesuit educational institutions.
Before his death in 2017, famed author of The Exorcist and faithful Catholic William Peter Blatty filed a canonical case against Georgetown, claiming it wasn't faithful to Church teaching. He lamented, "It seems as if every month G.U. gives another scandal to the faithful!"
But Georgetown is just one of hundreds of Catholic colleges and universities that have largely forsaken the Church while still claiming to be Catholic.
Blatty's complaint was accompanied by a 198-page dossier outlining the downfall of Georgetown's Catholic identity. The documents were handed to Washington's then-archbishop, Cdl. Donald Wuerl. Nothing came of it.