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A Crisis of Infidelity

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At the heart of the recent Catholic scandals is infidelity—literally the lack of faith. There are priests, including bishops and even cardinals, who do not believe in God, or whose belief in God is merely notional (as definitively evidenced by their lack of fear of Him). In any event, they don’t believe what the Catholic […]

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Catholic Publisher Cancels Cardinal Wuerl’s Book After Sex Abuse Report

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Ave Maria Press is “indefinitely” postponing the publication of Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s book on the Catholic faith in the wake of the Pennsylvania grand jury report implicating him in sex-abuse cover-ups as bishop of Pittsburgh. Moreover, the book’s “unfortunate” and “ironic” title has not escaped notice of Wuerl’s critics. Called “What Do You Want to […]

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A Comparison of Two Pastoral Responses

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Many bishops have issued pastoral letters to their dioceses in response to the recent sex abuse scandals. One of the most powerful letters issued to date is from Bishop Morlino of the diocese of Madison. It truly stands-out when compared to letters written by his brother bishops, such as that of Cardinal Cupich from the Archdiocese of […]

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Pennsylvania Attorney General: Cardinal Wuerl is Lying

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is accusing Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, of “not telling the truth” as he attempts to defend himself amid criticism and calls for his resignation over the release of a Pennsylvania grand jury reportdetailing allegations of widespread predatory behavior by more than 300 priests against more than 1,000 children. […]

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If Wuerl Keeps His Job, Then the Catholic Church’s “Zero Tolerance” Policy is a Sham

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On Tuesday afternoon, the Pennsylvania attorney general released a shocking and sickening grand jury report documenting hundreds of cases of sexual crimes against minors committed by Catholic clergy in six Catholic dioceses over the course of 70 years, mostly before the sex-abuse crisis rocked the Boston archdiocese in 2002. We’ve read enough of the report […]