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Jesuits close Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown

February 18, 2013

Three Jesuit provincials have announced that the Woodstock Theological Center will close on June 30. The center describes itself “an independent, Jesuit-sponsored, nonprofit institute located at Georgetown University that engages in theological and ethical reflection.”

“The trustees decided that because of the manpower needs of the Jesuits, it just wasn't viable to keep the center going as a Jesuit institution with all of the other colleges and universities and institutions and theological seminaries that we run,” said Father Thomas Reese, SJ, a senior fellow at the center. “The numbers just don't add up.”


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  • Posted by: williiam ronner - Feb. 18, 2013 10:35 PM ET USA

    That the center is closing is more proof that God exits!

  • Posted by: unum - Feb. 18, 2013 5:41 PM ET USA

    Ah, a shortabe of vocations ... and also, the number of Jesuits engagesd in political reflection at Georgetown keep the numbers from adding up.