Sunday, August 19, 2018

RESPONDING TO THE SUMMER OF SEX ABUSE SCANDALS

RESPONDING TO THE SUMMER OF SEX ABUSE SCANDALS

Watch an intergenerational discussion on how Catholics are responding to the sexual abuse crisis, with Jesuit Fathers Matt Malone and Sam Sawyer and associate editors Ashley McKinless and Zac Davis.

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Ireland enthusiastic for World Meeting of Families despite misgivings about abuse scandals

Ireland enthusiastic for World Meeting of Families despite misgivings about abuse scandals

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After Wuerl’s pullout, Pope in Ireland may have to face not just crime but cover-up

After Wuerl’s pullout, Pope in Ireland may have to face not just crime but cover-up

After Wuerl’s pullout, Pope in Ireland may have to face not just crime but cover-up
Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington is pictured as Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Washington Sept. 23, 2015. A grand jury report in Pennsylvania is critical of the actions of then-Bishop Wuerl of the Diocese of Pittsburgh in responding to incidents of sexually abusive priests. In a statement, Cardinal Wuerl said he "established strong policies" on abuse claims during his 1988 to 2006 tenure in Pittsburgh. (Credit: CNS photo/Paul Haring.)
DUBLIN - An already challenging trip to Ireland for Pope Francis next weekend became even more vexing on Saturday, as news broke that Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., had pulled out of a keynote speech at the World Meeting of Families which is the official purpose of the pontiff’s visit.
Wuerl withdrew because of the tempest caused by a Pennsylvania Grand Jury report questioning his record on handling sexual abuse charges as the bishop of Pittsburgh in the 1990s and 2000s. In that context, the no-show adds additional pressure on Francis to tackle the abuse scandals head on while he’s in a country which, arguably, has been more scarred by them than any other place in the world.
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Cover-up of clerical abuse points to 'dead consciences' among the hierarchy

Saturday, August 18, 2018

A crisis that is far from over: how the church can respond to sexual abuse

Theologians, lay leaders call for mass resignations of US bishops

Theologians, lay leaders call for mass resignations of US bishops

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Editorial: The body of Christ must reclaim our church


Editorial: The body of Christ must reclaim our church

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time: God in the flesh

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time: God in the flesh

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