Tag: Clergy sexual abuse crisis

Journeys toward healing: Local resources for parishes, people hurt from clergy sexual abuse

Journeys toward healing: Local resources for parishes, people hurt from clergy sexual abuse

| January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is offering and supporting numerous programs and events designed to promote healing in the wake of the clergy sexual abuse crisis.

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Affirmation key in victim-survivor’s healing

Affirmation key in victim-survivor’s healing

| January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Michael Callaghan’s healing from clergy sexual abuse took a big step forward after he saw the movie “Spotlight” in 2015.

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Restorative justice heals at the heart of hurt

Restorative justice heals at the heart of hurt

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father Dan Griffith has held the stone.

He has felt the emotional weight and lifting of that weight from holding that small stone, sharing in a healing circle his story of secondary trauma from the Church’s clergy sexual abuse crisis. And in an official capacity with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis he is helping to spread the concept of healing circles and restorative justice both in the archdiocese and beyond in hopes others impacted by the crisis — particularly victims/survivors, those directly harmed by sexual abuse in the Church — can begin to heal.

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Bishops take new actions to hold themselves accountable for abuse in 2019

Bishops take new actions to hold themselves accountable for abuse in 2019

| December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The clergy sexual abuse crisis continued to command a large amount of attention and action from the U.S. bishops throughout 2019.

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Addressing the Church’s abuse crisis: Panelists, others offer advice

Addressing the Church’s abuse crisis: Panelists, others offer advice

| Kurt Jensen | February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Permanent solutions to the Church’s sexual abuse crisis are going to require a greater level of lay participation and more legal muscle.

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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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