Catholic Church child sex abuse scandal emits a response from DeSales

By Chris Shaddock Editor-in-Chief On Aug. 14, a report was released called the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report which entailed an investigation of six Catholic Dioceses within Pennsylvania due to allegations of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church. One of these dioceses was Allentown. Bishop Joseph McShea and Bishop Thomas Welsh, which DeSales’ McShea Student Union and … [Read more...]

Check out the first Minstrel of the 2018-2019 year!

Check out the articles from the first issue of the 2018-2019 edition of the 53rd Minstrel! Featured Articles: Catholic Church child sex abuse scandal emits a response from DeSales Partisan voter group contacts DeSales University Catholic Priest Scandal: How hierarchy and community clash PSF turns in another bright season at DeSales Take a look at some other … [Read more...]

Across the pond: Spending time abroad in England

By Allison McCausland A&E Editor First things first: always pack an umbrella. That is one of the first things I learned in traveling around the UK, as several places can experience all four seasons in one day. If you ever choose to travel or study abroad in England, this is one of the most helpful tips I can share with you. And an oyster card. I suppose now that’s two … [Read more...]

God the Mother, please stay away

By Christopher Shaddock Editor-In-Chief On Feb. 19 an email sent by DeSales Chief of Police, Steven Marshall, to the students of DeSales indicated a possibility of a cult-like group, called World Mission Society Church of God, approaching the campus. This speculative possibility is in response to reports at a local school, Muhlenberg College, to which members of the group … [Read more...]

New year brings new president for DeSales

Clare Brossman  Staff Writer On Jan. 1, the new president of DeSales University, Fr. James Greenfield, assumed his position. Greenfield succeeded Fr. Bernard O’Connor as the fourth president of DeSales University. O’Connor held the position since 1999. Greenfield came to DeSales after serving as provincial for the Wilmington- Philadelphia Province of the Oblates of St. … [Read more...]