September 6, 2018 – Couples Therapy for the Catholic Church

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.

September 5, 2018 – ‘Everything is brought into the light’ Lone Pennsylvania bishop to meet with grand jury, Bishop Lawrence Persico of Erie recognizes people’s pain

https://www.osv.com/OSVNewsweekly/ByIssue/Article/TabId/735/ArtMID/13636/ArticleID/26546/Everything-is-brought-into-the-light.aspx

September 5, 2018 – Franciscan Friars of the Renewal Letter

http://franciscanfriars.com/wp-content/uploads/September.2018.CFR_.letter.to_.US_.Nuncio.pdf    

August 3, 2018 – I believe in the Holy Catholic Church

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.

September 2, 2018 – Diocese of Marquette Letter

http://www.dioceseofmarquette.org/images/files/Bishop/StatementOnClergySexualAbuse_MostRevJohnFDoerfler_20180820oerfler.pdf  

September 1, 2018 – Attacking the whistleblower: the abuse-enabling culture is alive and well

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 […]

August 31, 2018 – Pope Francis and McCarrick: where does the evidence lead?

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. […]

August 31, 2018 – Dallas Bishop Calls for Worldwide Gathering on Sex Abuse Scandal

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 […]

August 31, 2018 – Archbishop response to clergy sex abuse crisis

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 […]

August 31, 2018 – Archbishop Chaput to pope: Cancel youth synod, meet about bishops

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.