https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/06/opinion/couples-therapy-catholic-church.html?rref=collection/timestopic/Brooks,%20Arthur%20C A betrayal by the clergy is much like that of an adulterous spouse.
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/i-believe-in-the-holy-catholic-church.html CARDINAL JOSEPH RATZINGER In Christ God has bound himself to men, has let himself be bound by them.
http://www.lmschairman.org/2018/09/attacking-whistleblower-abuse-enabling.html?m=1 This problem will not quickly be cured. Removing the chief abusers and their chief enablers is obviously urgently necessary. it clear to the next rank down, to people who have consciously or half-consciously been aiding abuse and its cover-up, that this is unjust and continues and spreads deeply damaging attitudes and behaviours – that […]
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2018/08/31/pope-francis-and-mccarrick-where-does-the-evidence-lead/ What, then, does all this add up to? Everyone will draw their own conclusions. My own is that, while a position of agnosticism can be justified – especially at this early stage – it’s not unreasonable to believe Viganò’s central claims. A more difficult position, I think, is to dismiss what Viganò is saying. […]
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-Bishop-492163571.html Bishop Edward Burns, of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, is leading an almost unprecedented effort to urge Pope Francis to call for a worldwide gathering of clergy to address the ongoing child sex abuse scandal within the church. “If the church is ever going to restore trust and credibility it would only come after […]
http://theleaven.org/archbishop-response-to-clergy-sex-abuse-crisis/ This is not a moment for any of us to allow ourselves to yield to natural feelings of discouragement and despair. It is an occasion for all of us to recommit ourselves to living lives of integrity. For me and my brother bishops, it is a time to renew our determination to strive to […]
http://catholicphilly.com/2018/08/news/local-news/archbishop-chaput-to-pope-cancel-youth-synod-meet-about-bishops/ Archbishop Charles Chaput is asking Pope Francis to call off the synod of bishops in Rome on the concerns of young people in the church, set for this October.