Cooperating with Civil Power in Responding to Clerical Abuse Crisis

With each passing week bringing new grand jury or attorney general investigations into the pervasive clerical abuse crisis, some Catholics have wondered about the proper relationship between the Church and civil authorities on this matter. Some rightly point out that St. Thomas Becket was murdered in the 12th century for holding fast to the principle … Read more

Sexual Abuse and the Third Secret of Fatima

Vital Relevance of Fatima You may well be wondering: How do these cases of clergy sexual abuse/pastoral negligence have anything to do with Fatima? Well, do you recall what Benedict XVI stated back in 2010? “One would be deceiving himself to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete.” He uttered those words on May 13; two days … Read more

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