Archive for August, 2018

NRB: Change in church’s culture, including bishops, needed to end abuse

NRB: Change in church’s culture, including bishops, needed to end abuse

| Mark Pattison | August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

“What needs to happen is a genuine change in the church’s culture, specifically among the bishops themselves,” the board said. “This evil has resulted from a loss of moral leadership and an abuse of power that led to a culture of silence that enabled these incidents to occur.

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Memorial Mass celebrates life of young Catholic woman found dead in Iowa

Memorial Mass celebrates life of young Catholic woman found dead in Iowa

| Barb Arland-Fye | August 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 20-year college student, described as a bright light in this farming community of 1,500 people, was abducted and killed in July while jogging just outside of Brooklyn.

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USCCB president seeks papal audience, answers to former nuncio’s questions

USCCB president seeks papal audience, answers to former nuncio’s questions

| Mark Pattison | August 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

In his statement, Cardinal DiNardo reiterated an Aug. 16 call for an apostolic visitation, working with a national lay commission granted independent authority, to investigate the “many questions surround Archbishop McCarrick.”

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Pope says he trusts people to judge archbishop’s claims about him

Pope says he trusts people to judge archbishop’s claims about him

| Cindy Wooden | August 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s long document calling on him to resign is written in a way that people should be able to draw their own conclusions.

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Former U.S. nuncio alleges broad cover-up of McCarrick’s misdeeds

Former U.S. nuncio alleges broad cover-up of McCarrick’s misdeeds

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

A former apostolic nuncio to the United States accused church officials, including Pope Francis, of failing to act on accusations of abuse of conscience and power by now-Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

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Pope acknowledges ‘repugnant crimes’ of abuse in Ireland

Pope acknowledges ‘repugnant crimes’ of abuse in Ireland

| Cindy Wooden | August 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging the failures “of bishops, religious superiors, priests and others” in the Catholic Church to protect children from the “repugnant crimes” of physical and sexual abuse, Pope Francis began his two-day visit to Ireland.

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Seton Hall University investigates clergy sexual misconduct charges

Seton Hall University investigates clergy sexual misconduct charges

| August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Seton Hall University officials have opened an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and others.

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What New Jersey bishops, now retired, knew about abuse settlements

What New Jersey bishops, now retired, knew about abuse settlements

| Mark Pattison | August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

What became known following a New York Times investigation into two seminarians who said they had been abused by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick is that settlements were reached with each man in the mid-2000s.

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Missouri prelates invite attorney general to review abuse cases, protocols

Missouri prelates invite attorney general to review abuse cases, protocols

| August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis said Aug. 23 he has invited Missouri’s attorney general to conduct a review of the archdiocese with regard to clergy sexual abuse.

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Prominent Irish abuse survivor backs Cardinal O’Malley

Prominent Irish abuse survivor backs Cardinal O’Malley

| Sarah Mac Donald | August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Marie Collins, a survivor of Irish clerical sex abuse, has given her backing to Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley as president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

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As survivors find voice, church leaders wrestle with how to address issue

As survivors find voice, church leaders wrestle with how to address issue

| August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pennsylvania survivors of clergy sex abuse spent the week after the release of the grand jury report finding their voice as bishops and priests in the state wrestled with how to address the growing scandal.

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Cretin-Derham Hall faces lawsuit over expelled student due to safety threat

Cretin-Derham Hall faces lawsuit over expelled student due to safety threat

| August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Six months after Cretin-Derham Hall addressed a rumored gun-related safety threat, the St. Paul Catholic high school faces a lawsuit from the expelled student tied to the rumor.

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