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 24-26, 2018 – International Meeting of Experts held at Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, Florida

  From 24-26 September 2018, ICOLF organized an International Meeting of Experts on “Sexually Aggressive Behavior toward Pre and Post Adolescent Males, Seminarians and Adults by Catholic Clergy: Prevention, Evaluation, and Responses.” The proceedings of the meeting will be published in book form in 2019. The abstracts will be available in the 2018 December issue […]

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.”

September 17, 2018 – “Let Justice Roll Like Waters”

https://vimeo.com/290146282 “But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.“ -Amos 5:24  

September 2, 2018 – Fr. Lankeit’s Homily

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuRABW2j_QI This homily is from Fr. John Lankeit, rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix. Read the Pastoral Letter from Bishop Olmsted and Bishop Nevares Regarding Recent Abuse Scandals: https://dphx.org/pastoral-letter-from-bishop-olmsted-and-bishop-nevares-regarding-recent-abuse-scandals/