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The Crisis of Catholic Leadership

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The Church continues to hit new, dysfunctional lows — and the faithful are noticing. In the last 48 hours there have been two big Vatican stories. First, revelations about the Holy See’s financial crisis; second, and more bizarrely, a furious dispute over statues being thrown into the Tiber. But really it’s all one story, the big story […]

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Forgetful Francis

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Did Pope Francis know? Was he told, five years before the world found out, that the powerful Cardinal McCarrick was a serial sexual abuser? The diplomat who claims to have informed the pope, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, names two dates on which he raised the matter with Francis: June 23 and October 10, 2013. But […]

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Ex-FBI Agents to Help Investigate Cardinals on Abuse and Corruption

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A new watchdog, Better Church Governance, plans to produce a dossier on all the cardinal electors US lay people are launching a new initiative to assess cardinals’ records on combating abuse and corruption. Better Church Governance has signed up former FBI agents as investigators, led by Phil Scala, a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent. Academics, lawyers […]