Tag: Kavanaugh

Editorial asks Kavanaugh nomination be withdrawn; others stand by nominee

WASHINGTON | After the daylong Senate Judiciary Committee hearings Sept. 27 on a claim of sexual assault made against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, America magazine published an online editorial reversing its former stance on the nominee. “While we previously endorsed the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh on the basis of his legal credentials and… Read more »

Head of Georgetown Prep urges renewed commitment to being ‘men for others’

WASHINGTON | In a letter to the school community, the president of an all-boys Jesuit high school in suburban Washington emphasized the schools’ mission to form “men for others” and reflected on the need to evaluate the school’s culture in light of that value. The letter comes in the wake of an allegation of sexual… Read more »

Catholic University students call for dean ouster over Kavanaugh tweets

WASHINGTON | Some students, alumni and faculty members at The Catholic University of America in Washington are calling for the resignation of the dean of its National Catholic School of Social Service following a series of tweets he wrote criticizing women who accused embattled Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Even though… Read more »

Despite hearing’s drama, some say Kavanaugh won’t make major changes

WASHINGTON | The four days of Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh were as heated as the unusually high temperatures in Washington during this first week of September. A lot of the passion against the federal judge centered on concern that if Kavanaugh gets a seat on the Supreme Court, he… Read more »

Social justice Catholic group’s letter objects to Kavanaugh nomination

WASHINGTON | A Sept. 4 letter signed by more than 1,500 Catholic nuns, priests and other church leaders from around the country addressed to U.S. senators voiced concerns about Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, a fellow Catholic, as he faced confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in early September that may result in a seat for him… Read more »

If confirmed, Kavanaugh will keep Catholic majority in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON | When Brett Kavanaugh took to the podium July 9 at the White House after being introduced as President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, he revealed, among other things, that his Catholic faith is a big part of his life. He spoke about coaching his daughter’s CYO basketball team, serving the homeless with a… Read more »