October 8, 2018 – Scicluna: Accountability should be on agenda of February Vatican abuse summit

https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/scicluna-accountability-should-be-agenda-february-vatican-abuse-summit?utm_source=OCT_8_News_McElwee_Scicluna&utm_campaign=cc&utm_medium=email The Vatican’s leading investigator on clergy sexual abuse says the issue of accountability for Catholic prelates who mishandle abuse allegations should be discussed at Pope Francis’ upcoming February summit with the presidents of the world’s various conferences of bishops.

October 4, 2018 – 2 Texts of Archbishop Chaput’s Interventions at the 2018 Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.

+CJC_Intervention 1_Synod 2018_10-04-2018 and +CJC_Intervention 2_Synod 2018_10-04-2018 and see http://www.usccb.org/about/bishops-and-dioceses/synod-of-bishops/synod-2018/index.cfm

August 25, 2018 & September 29, 2018 – TESTIMONY by His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana Apostolic Nuncio

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lifesite/TESTIMONYXCMVX-XENGLISH-CORRECTED-FINAL_VERSION_-_G-2.pdf and https://www.scribd.com/document/389623829/Vigano-Scio-Cui-Credidi

September 28, 2018 – Slovakian Conference of Catholic Bishops

https://www.kbs.sk/ Translating from Slovak: https://m.tkkbs.sk/view.php?cisloclanku=20180927042 statement_27_9_english.docx  

September 25, 2018 – Sex abuse scandal in German Catholic Church sparks celibacy debate / Report – Sexual abuse of minors by catholic priests, deacons and male members of orders in the domain of the German Bishops’ Conference

https://amp.dw.com/en/sex-abuse-scandal-in-german-catholic-church-sparks-celibacy-debate/a-45609846 German bishops have begun meeting in Fulda to discuss a study on widespread sex abuse by Catholic priests. Some are calling for celibacy to be overhauled, while others want the church to focus on victim compensation. and see: https://dbk.de/fileadmin/redaktion/diverse_downloads/dossiers_2018/MHG-Study-eng-Endbericht-Zusammenfassung.pdf      

September 25, 2018 – ‘We need to change’: Priest sex abuse scandals driving Catholics away, pope admits

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/09/25/pope-francis-priest-abuse-scandals-driving-catholics-away/1419926002/ The flames of fury over priest sex abuse scandals are eroding the faith of Catholics and chasing many from pews, Pope Francis admitted Tuesday – and the church needs “to change.” The pope’s frank comments, delivered before young people in Estonia on the final day of his pilgrimage to the Baltics, coincided with a stinging report of abuse of children […]

September 21, 2018 – Indian Bishop Franco Mulakkal arrested for alleged rape of nun

https://www.globalsistersreport.org/news/indian-bishop-franco-mulakkal-arrested-alleged-rape-nun-55417?utm_source=Copy+of+SEPT_++23-+29_BREAKING+NEWS+%28CHANGE+SUBJECT%29&utm_campaign=cc_122017&utm_medium=email Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar was arrested by Kerala police Friday, accused of raping a nun multiple times between 2014 and 2016. He is the first Catholic bishop to be arrested in a sexual abuse case against a nun in India.  

September 20, 2018 – We Must Become Fire!

https://fatherlemieux.com/2018/09/20/we-must-become-fire/amp/?__twitter_impression=true We must be filled with the fire of Pentecost, boldly proclaiming Christ in the darkness of the secular world. And with awe and wonder we daily come before the Lord in prayer, meditating on his Word and receiving new life from him in the celebration of the Eucharist and in Eucharistic adoration, seeing reality […]

September 19, 2018 – U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee Statement on Sex Abuse Scandals; Committee Releases Actions to be Taken Within Its Authority

http://www.usccb.org/news/2018/18-152.cfm The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Administrative Committee has issued the following statement today in response to the recent sex abuse scandals. In the statement, the bishops say they pledge to “heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us.”