Tag: Clergy sexual abuse crisis

Bishops to start 2019 with spiritual retreat

Bishops to start 2019 with spiritual retreat

| October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops will start 2019 with a spiritual retreat to pray and reflect on the important matters facing the Catholic Church.

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U.S. cardinal: Abuse crisis discussed at synod, will top bishops’ agenda

U.S. cardinal: Abuse crisis discussed at synod, will top bishops’ agenda

| Cindy Wooden | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

While the clerical sexual abuse crisis did not dominate discussions at the Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said it was discussed, and everyone in the room clearly believed the crisis has to be dealt with.

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After meeting pope, cardinal says he’s hopeful about addressing crisis

After meeting pope, cardinal says he’s hopeful about addressing crisis

| Greg Erlandson | September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston struck a determinedly hopeful tone after his long-awaited meeting with Pope Francis to discuss the growing sexual abuse crisis in the United States.

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Local Catholics turn to parish, grassroots efforts to speak about national scandal

Local Catholics turn to parish, grassroots efforts to speak about national scandal

| and Susan Klemond | September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

What can be done to hold bishops accountable? Will we ever hear the end of clergy sexual abuse? Will my children and grandchildren remain committed to the faith in light of the recent scandals?

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Cardinal Tobin addresses immigration, abuse scandal at Notre Dame lecture

Cardinal Tobin addresses immigration, abuse scandal at Notre Dame lecture

| Don Clemmer | September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church in the United States is living through two storms, a U.S. cardinal observed. He said there is the policy of “zero tolerance” toward undocumented immigrants, which has plunged communities into fear, and the Holy Spirit working “like a hurricane” to smash structures of clericalism through the current clergy sexual abuse crisis.

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Washington priests talk about keeping faith in wake of abuse scandals

Washington priests talk about keeping faith in wake of abuse scandals

| Mark Zimmermann | September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Parish priests in the Archdiocese of Washington — on the front lines dealing with the fallout of the church sexual abuse crisis this summer — have stressed the need to listen to and pray with their parishioners.

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Young adult Catholics consider their role as Church addresses abuse cover up

Young adult Catholics consider their role as Church addresses abuse cover up

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every table in the Basilica of St. Mary’s basement hall was filled Aug. 28 as about 100 young adults gathered in Minneapolis to discuss the scandal of clergy sexual abuse and its cover-up.

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Vatican wants accountability for abusers, those who protected them

Vatican wants accountability for abusers, those who protected them

| August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the wake of a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in six dioceses in Pennsylvania, a Vatican spokesman called the abuses described in the report as being “criminal and morally reprehensible.”

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Pittsburgh bishop apologizes to abuse victims, reviews abuse response

Pittsburgh bishop apologizes to abuse victims, reviews abuse response

| Ann Rodgers | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh expressed sorrow and apologized to young victims of clergy sexual abuse, while explaining his diocese’s 30-year record of working to remove offenders, assist victims and prevent further abuse.

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Unfinished

Unfinished

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | October 12, 2017 | 6 Comments

Four years ago in September, I sat at the kitchen table in the rectory reading the newspaper. I was a parish pastor and had been serving parishes and schools for over 23 years. I saw the headlines and was disturbed. There was yet another story on clergy sexual abuse. I felt angry at Church leaders and fighting attorneys. I felt frustrated that this issue had been going on since before I was ordained. I felt sadness and compassion for victims and their families.

I was clueless that in less than a week, I would be named vicar general and moderator of the curia for the archdiocese.

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Gregory: Bishops ‘can never say we are sorry enough’ for tragedy of abuse

Gregory: Bishops ‘can never say we are sorry enough’ for tragedy of abuse

| Sean Gallagher | June 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

Standing before some 200 bishops from across the country, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory said that “we can never say that we are sorry enough for the share that we have had in this tragedy of broken fidelity and trust” in the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.

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