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Victims File Class Action Lawsuit in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania Catholics are suing all eight dioceses in the state, claiming that Catholic leaders there systematically covered up ongoing sexual abuse by priests. A massive grand jury report released last month in the state has prompted a nationwide reckoning with the staggering scale of sexual abuse in the history of the Catholic Church and has […]

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Catholicism After 2018

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Theodore McCarrick has been stripped of his status as cardinal for pursuing young men throughout his clerical career. “­Uncle Ted” liked to take his “nephews” to bed with him. The public revelations of this fact evoked outrage. It was not so much that a churchman sinned as that he did so with impunity, protected by […]

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‘Awake And Do Your Duty’: A Hermit’s Open Letter to Catholic Bishops Amid Abuse Crisis

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Cardinal Maradiaga has accused Edward Pentin of being a “hitman” who is the “enemy of reform.”  This preposterous accusation comes from one of the Pope’s closest advisers. The mind simply boggles at this kind of language, which ill befits a Prince of the Church. I use this term advisedly, because this is the Achilles’ heel […]

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Report: Catholic Church Suffers ‘Culture of Denial’ of Homoclericalism

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Catholics are “outraged” about reports of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s serial homosexual abuse, not so much because a churchman sinned as that he did so with impunity and protection, a new article asserts. In a bracing October essay titled “Catholicism After 2018,” First Things editor Rusty Reno pinpoints an acceptance of a homosexual subculture in the […]