Tag: McCarrick

Cardinal explains plan to address ‘moral catastrophe’ of abuse

Cardinal explains plan to address ‘moral catastrophe’ of abuse

| Julie Asher | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Aug. 16 announced three key goals and a comprehensive plan to address the “moral catastrophe” of the new abuse scandal hitting the U.S. church.

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Abuse letter to Cardinal O’Malley was second priest sent officials

Abuse letter to Cardinal O’Malley was second priest sent officials

| Rhina Guidos | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a June 2015 letter to Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley obtained by Catholic News Service, a New York priest tells the prelate about “sexual abuse/harassment/intimidation” allegations he had heard concerning then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and asks that if the matter doesn’t fall under his purview, to forward it to the “proper agency in the Vatican.”

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Archbishop McCarrick and accountability

Archbishop McCarrick and accountability

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every time Mass is celebrated, the priest prays that Jesus will “look not on our sins but on the faith of [his] Church… .” That’s been an important prayer for me in the time that I have been serving this archdiocese, well aware of our sins but equally aware of the strong and vibrant faith of this local Church.

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Abuse scandal prompts feelings of ‘shame, anger, deep disappointment’

Abuse scandal prompts feelings of ‘shame, anger, deep disappointment’

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The sex abuse allegations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and questions about whether “other church leaders knew about this abuse and could have intervened” to stop it “are painful,” Lincoln Bishop James Conley said Aug. 3.

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Celibate gay Catholics score ‘clerical cover-up culture,’ fear backlash

Celibate gay Catholics score ‘clerical cover-up culture,’ fear backlash

| Mark Pattison | August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the wake of allegations of sexual abuse and harassment lodged earlier this summer against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, two celibate gay Catholics fear a backlash against gay priests faithful to their vows, and voiced skepticism over the church’s ability to put its own house in order.

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McCarrick scandal illustrates the harm clericalism has done to Church

McCarrick scandal illustrates the harm clericalism has done to Church

| Russell Shaw | August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Twenty-five years ago, I published a book about clericalism in the Catholic Church with the title “To Hunt, To Shoot, To Entertain” — a quotation from a 19th-century British monsignor capsulizing his view of what the laity are competent to do.

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Archbishop McCarrick allegations put ‘public inquiry’ on all bishops

Archbishop McCarrick allegations put ‘public inquiry’ on all bishops

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop Timothy Doherty of Lafayette, who is chair of the bishops’ child and youth protection committee, said “general prayers and apologies are necessary, but not sufficient” for victims of sexual abuse.

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Cardinal Wuerl: Next steps in wake of Archbishop McCarrick allegations

Cardinal Wuerl: Next steps in wake of Archbishop McCarrick allegations

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Standard, archdiocesan newspaper of Washington, published a question-and-answer interview July 31 with Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl about the next steps for the archdiocese in light of the sexual abuse allegations made against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, a former cardinal and retired archbishop of Washington.

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DiNardo: Church must address its leaders’ ‘moral failures of judgment’

DiNardo: Church must address its leaders’ ‘moral failures of judgment’

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick “will rightly face” a Vatican canonical process regarding sexual abuse allegations against him, but the U.S. Catholic Church must take steps to respond to church leaders’ “moral failures of judgment,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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More accountability needed after abuse revelations, church figures say

More accountability needed after abuse revelations, church figures say

| Mark Pattison | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The sexual abuse allegations surrounding now-former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick have prompted some church figures to call for a more thorough reckoning of the U.S. church’s clerical sexual abuse policies.

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From the pulpit, priests address allegations against Archbishop McCarrick

From the pulpit, priests address allegations against Archbishop McCarrick

| July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

For his homilies on the weekend of July 21-22, Father Edward Looney, administrator of two rural Wisconsin parishes, planned to preach about ways to include God on summer vacation.

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Pope accepts Cardinal McCarrick’s resignation as cardinal

Pope accepts Cardinal McCarrick’s resignation as cardinal

| Cindy Wooden | July 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has ordered Cardinal McCarrick to maintain “a life of prayer and penance” until a canonical trial examines accusations that he sexually abused minors.

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