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Legacy includes grappling with clergy abuse crisis

Legacy includes grappling with clergy abuse crisis

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Beloved by many for his kindness, sense of ecumenism, gentleness and love for the priesthood, Archbishop Harry Flynn also grappled with vexing issues, including the clergy sexual abuse crisis.

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Vatican official praises Catholic media for coverage of sex abuse crisis

Vatican official praises Catholic media for coverage of sex abuse crisis

| Greg Erlandson | June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a remarkably frank and detailed speech, the Vatican official heading the department charged with reviewing clergy sexual abuse allegations told an assembly of Catholic journalists that his investigators and the press “share the same goal, which is the protection of minors, and we have the same wish to leave the world a little better than how we found it.”

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Laity not playing ‘gotcha’ with bishops on abuse, review board chair says

Laity not playing ‘gotcha’ with bishops on abuse, review board chair says

| Dennis Sadowski | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The path to rebuilding the U.S. Church’s credibility as it emerges from the lingering clergy sexual abuse scandal rests in embracing the role of laypeople as important collaborators, said the chairman of the National Review Board.

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Retired pope publishes reflection on abuse crisis

Retired pope publishes reflection on abuse crisis

| Carol Glatz | April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI, acknowledging his role in helping the Catholic Church come to terms with the clerical sexual abuse crisis beginning in the 1980s, wrote an article outlining his thoughts about what must be done now.

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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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Catholics express despair, disbelief, anger at new abuse revelations

Catholics express despair, disbelief, anger at new abuse revelations

| Mark Pattison | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

After the first allegations of abuse against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick were publicized in mid-June, employees at the U.S. bishops’ conference headquarters in Washington were bracing for calls from Catholics confused, outraged or anything in between regarding the emerging scandal.

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Keeping the faith in tumultuous times

Keeping the faith in tumultuous times

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the Nov. 6 release of the new movie “Spotlight” — a film that centers on the investigation by the Boston Globe that brought the clergy sexual abuse scandal out into the open in 2002 — the curtain is raised yet again on a tragic piece of history in the U.S. Church.

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