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THE MAROON Lay old University New Orleans VOL. 82, NO. 17 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2004 MAROON.LOYNO.EDU Literary mag loses SGA funding appeal By Anna Garvey Staff writer Loyola's literary journal "Revisions" recently found itself without enough funding to print this year when the SGA budget allocations committee distributed funds to campus organizations on Feb. 2. The group requested $2,738 to publish 1000 copies of the journal. However, SGA awarded "Revisions" only $684.50 to publish 100 copies, a figure that wouldn't even cover the costs to run the printer, let alone make any copies of the journal. The budget allocation process allows student representatives from organizations the chance to appeal the results of the allocations. "Groups that aren't satisfied have the opportunity to come to a post-allocations appeals hearing and explain why they need more money, but 'Revisions' didn't come in," said sociology senior Mary Grace Stewart, vice president of SGA and chairperson of the appropriations committee. David Rodriguez, English writing junior and editor in chief of "Revisions" was unable to attend the appeals hearing. "When people don't come in, we're under the assumption that they are happy with the amount they received," Stewart said. However, Rodriguez and the rest of the "Revisions" staff were not happy with their budget and requested time to speak at last week's SGA meeting. "We were given $ 1,000 less than we've ever been given in the past 10 years," Rodriguez said. "This isn't even enough to get the printers rolling." Communications junior and congressman Patrick McDermott, who has "Revisions" as one of his constituency organizations, worked with political science Air Force chaplain: sex abuse centuries-old problem in Church By Peyton Burgess Contributing writer and Naomi King Staff writer The Rev. Thomas Doyle, United States Air Force Chaplain, argues that the recent sex scandal in the Catholic Church is in fact a centuries-old problem that has only become publicized within the past few years. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests sponsored a lecture and panel discussion, concerning the issue of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church on Monday evening in Nunemaker Auditorium. Doyle led the lecture, entitled "Clericalism and the Abuse of Power in the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church." Doyle explained the church's situation not as a crisis, which is confronted, dealt with and overcome, but as a disease, a legacy and a phenomenon. "I had to accept the fact that this problem is corruption and abuse of power at the top," Doyle said. "There's much more to this epidemic than abusive clergy." Others on the panel included Barbara Blaine, sexual abuse survivor and president of SNAP, Jason Berry, local journalist and author, Robert Scamardo, sexual abuse survivor and former attorney for the Archdiocese of Houston-Galveston and Peggy Thorp, Co-founder of Voice of The Faithful. The audience consisted of mainly Catholic adults and senior citizens, and around 15 audience members stood and were recognized as survivors of sexual abuse by a priest or nun in the Church. The root cause of the abuse, according to Doyle, is the "myth of clericalism" and the "myth of mandatory celibacy." He said clericalism is the arrogant abuse of power by individuals with spiritual authority in the Church in order to sexually exploit vulnerable individuals. "The legacy has always been there," Doyle said. "It is part of our life." The happenings of sexual abuse go as far back as the second and third centuries, according to Doyle. He said that from 1760 to 1840, during the Spanish Inquisition, there were 3,750 cases reported in Spain of sexual abuse, including incidents in which priests solicited sex in the confessional. Only recently has the problem been exposed to the public. "He [Doyle] lost his job at the Vatican Embassy because he was a whistle-blower," Jason Berry said. Berry wrote an article in the National Catholic Reporter, which was later read by Barbara Blaine, about the first sexual abuse lawsuit against the Catholic Church. The lawsuit cited abuse of alter boys in Lafayette, La., in 1984. "I was intrigued about the coverup," BeiTy said. "[lt was] not a story of one sick man; it was a story of politics and power." Peggy Thorp said all Catholics should demand "accountability, awareness and action" from the Catholic Church. She also encouraged Catholics to support the survivors and help bring about change in the Church through petitions and membership in organizations, such as VOTF. "We are obliged to expect justice," Thorp said. Barbara Blaine experienced firsthand the injustice of sexual abuse in the Church. At the age of 13, a priest living with her family in Toledo, Ohio, sexually molested Blaine repeatedly. While working in Chicago, Blaine was told by the Bishop and Provincial in Toledo that the priest was being monitored at the hospital he worked. However, Blaine discovered that her perpetrator was not in fact being monitored, nor were his colleagues even aware of his illegal actions. Blaine was invited to be a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, where she revealed the name of her abuser, and shortly thereafter, he was removed from his position. "I encourage you to become aware (of the abuse]" Blaine said. "Demand that bishops release the names of FROM THE BALCONIES TO THE STREETS See page 3 for important information IT'S CARNIVAL TIME! Bateman Team takes on student credit woes By Joe Rosemeyer News Editor The Loyola University Bateman Team is taking aim at student credit with their public relations campaign this year. "Take Charge" first tried to grab students' attention with posters and promo flyers featuring the nowcliche "Janet's nipple" photo, but organizers say debt is more serious than any Super Bowl halftime show. "Most students graduate unprepared to make educated financial decisions regarding loans, mortgages and credit cards," communications junior Meghan Fitzsimmons said. Fitzsimmons is one of five members of the team, which also includes communications senior and director Joel Mandina, communications junior Tamsin Ayre, and communications seniors Katherine Goetz and Miriam Warren. The average college student faces $18,000 of bills to pay when they graduate, according to Jan Britt, vice president of education for the Consumer Credit Counseling Services of New Orleans. "We feel that it is best to educate students before they get into financial trouble," Fitzsimmons said. The team was selected for this year's campaign in November and began researching debt and finances before they could form an effective strategy to reach students. "All of the 97 teams participating in the Bateman competition this year are given the same objective — to educate high school and college students about financial literacy and responsible credit use," Fitzsimmons said. The team then tried to Communications seniors Katherine Goetz and Kimberly Honore play the Take Charge" game in the St. Charles Room. See REVSIONS, Page 2 See DOYLE, Page 2 See BATEMAN, Page 2 what's Inside TODAY'S V FORECAST \ Sports Baseball starts HfSTTM season with 6-1 j - ] record, page 4 scattered t-storms W high 71 low 52 * For more weather, see page 2 Xfil ''wW calendar 2 loyola briefs 2 "* "'"'SjPP*' parade schedule....3 sports 4 columns 7 / c,* . Hollywood pines for the bands calendar....ll lUil . , . little gold man, page 9 NO MAROON The Maroon will not appear next week because of the Mardi Gras holiday. Publication wtU resume March 5.
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