This Catholic Has Lost Her Patience With The Church

On Aug. 16, 2018, Cardinal Sean O’Malley issued a statement responding to the Pennsylvania grand jury report about the cover-up of decades-long sexual abuse by priests in that state. Attempting to offer some assurance to beleaguered Catholics, O’Malley stated: “The clock is ticking for all of us in Church leadership. Catholics have lost patience with us and … Read more

Vatican Releases ‘Shockingly Inappropriate’ Photo of Pope Francis and Cardinals LAUGHING During Sex Abuse Scandal Meeting

The Vatican has been slammed for posting bizarre images of Pope Francis laughing along with religious leaders at an emergency meeting to discuss the sex scandals which have rocked the Catholic Church. The shocking pictures feature top church officials including US cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, LA archbishop Jose Horacio Gomez and monsignor Brian … Read more

How a ‘Culture of Predation’ Puts Seminarians at Risk for Abuse

Sexual double lives among the clergy and failures in celibacy formation are among key factors that make priests-to-be vulnerable. Catholic seminarians and priests are breaking their silence about their experiences of sexual abuse or harassment after revelations that ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick reportedly sexually preyed upon seminarians and young priests for decades without any impediment. And, … Read more

Vatican’s Child Protection Office Says it Prevents, Doesn’t Investigate, Abuse

Members of the Vatican’s commission for protecting young people in the Church have been listening to victims and survivors of abuse in Rome, while also pointing out they have no remit to investigate individual allegations of abuse. The 9th ordinary plenary assembly of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, which was set up … Read more

Papal Foundation: The Company You Keep

Clerical Trustees Looks Like a Who’s Who List of Sexual Abuse Cover-Up Most of us learn early on in life that we are often judged by the company we keep. We can have the best intentions at doing the right thing, but our efforts can be thwarted if we collaborate with the wrong kind of … Read more

Time’s Up on Pope Francis and Catholic Church Leaders Being Able to Handle Clergy Abuse Crisis

Time’s up for Pope Francis and the leaders of the Catholic Church. Catholics everywhere — and anyone who cares about children — should demand that our criminal justice system start treating the Roman Catholic Church for what many victims believe it is: an international criminal conspiracy to cover up the rape of what in the … Read more

Priest Says He Repeatedly Complained About Theodore McCarrick’s Alleged Sex Abuse

There are new questions about the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal – what did the church know about the allegations surrounding ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and when did the church know about it? Father Boniface Ramsey of St. Joseph’s Church in New York City said he repeatedly complained about McCarrick, the now-retired Archbishop of Washington, and sexual … Read more

More than 1,000 Sign Letter Asking US Catholic Bishops to Resign

As Catholics throughout Greater Boston heard Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley’s message at weekend Masses assailing the church for “clerical sins and clerical failures” that caused the clergy sex abuse crisis, a letter asking all US Catholic bishops to resign over the scandal topped 1,000 signatures. The letter, published Friday on the website Daily Theology, says … Read more

Trust: Either You Have It or You Don’t

came across an advertisement for a financial institution recently that, sad to say, displayed more wisdom than we usually find today among many people, including many Catholics: “Trust is binary. Either you have it or you don’t.” A bold statement these days, by anyone. For the politically correct, “binary” distinctions are not only stupid and … Read more