Tag: McCarrick

At Holy Hour, archbishop says Church is holding out ‘withered hand’ to be healed

At Holy Hour, archbishop says Church is holding out ‘withered hand’ to be healed

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

“It is only in confronting that reality that we can have any hope for healing — healing for those who suffered abuse, healing for the Church, and even healing for those who abused, or covered up, or stood silent.”

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Clergy abuse survivor at Cathedral Holy Hour: ‘God has not abandoned us’

Clergy abuse survivor at Cathedral Holy Hour: ‘God has not abandoned us’

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Every one of us here today has somehow been affected by, is grieving over, and is on the journey toward healing and restoration,” the survivor said of the abuse crisis. “I truly believe God is here today and joins us in our sadness. His tears are of a Father who loves us.”

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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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As abuse crisis continues, pope to meet with USCCB officers, Vatican says

As abuse crisis continues, pope to meet with USCCB officers, Vatican says

| Cindy Wooden | September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will meet Sept. 13 with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and with Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, the Vatican press office announced.

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Council of Cardinals expresses ‘full solidarity’ with pope

Council of Cardinals expresses ‘full solidarity’ with pope

| Cindy Wooden | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Members of Pope Francis’ international Council of Cardinals expressed “full solidarity” with him in the midst of questions about his handling of the clerical sexual abuse scandal and said the Vatican is planning a response to allegations made against him by a former nuncio.

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Cardinal Wuerl set to open ‘Season of Healing’ in response to abuse

Cardinal Wuerl set to open ‘Season of Healing’ in response to abuse

| Richard Szczepanowski | September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington encouraged archdiocesan parishes to participate in a six-week “Season of Healing” to counter what he called “confusion, disappointment and disunity” and to help bring about healing in the wake of recent sex abuse scandals that have rocked the U.S. Catholic Church.

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Letter confirms Vatican officials knew of McCarrick allegations in 2000

Letter confirms Vatican officials knew of McCarrick allegations in 2000

| Mark Pattison | September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

A top official from the Vatican Secretariat of State acknowledged allegations made by a New York priest in 2000 concerning Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, according to a letter obtained by Catholic News Service.

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Women’s, men’s letters ask pope for answers on abuse crisis

Women’s, men’s letters ask pope for answers on abuse crisis

| Mark Pattison | September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

An open letter to Pope Francis asking him for answers to charges of cover-ups by him and others over abuse allegations against retired Archbishop Theodore McCarrick of Washington appears on the website of the Catholic Women’s Forum, a project of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a Washington-based think tank, although the forum’s leader said it is not a project of the organization.

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Church did not foresee crimes by bishops, says canon law professor

Church did not foresee crimes by bishops, says canon law professor

| Mark Pattison | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 1983 Code of Canon Law did not anticipate crimes being committed by bishops that could result in their laicization, according to a canon law professor at The Catholic University of America.

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Archbishop McCarrick not the first prelate with seminarian abuse charges

Archbishop McCarrick not the first prelate with seminarian abuse charges

| Mark Pattison | September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, the retired archbishop of Washington, is not the first U.S. prelate to have been accused of abusing seminarians under his care, only the most recent.

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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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Cardinal Wuerl addresses church’s ‘pain, confusion and disillusionment’

Cardinal Wuerl addresses church’s ‘pain, confusion and disillusionment’

| Mark Zimmermann | September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Addressing the clergy abuse crisis in the church will require “wider lay engagement, more realized accountability and evident transparency,” said Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl at the end of a Sept. 2 Mass in Washington.

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