Category: Opinion

Madonnina
Opinion

Abuse inquiry: we all know the outcome

New Zealand Abuse Inquiry Title: Abuse inquiry: we all know the outcome Author: Matthew Epsom Publisher: Gisborne Herald Date: 10JAN2021 We must already know what the New Zealand Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care will reveal about the Catholic Church in New Zealand. That’s because it has been said before, time and time

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Madonnina
Opinion

Most viewed posts 2020: Father Glen Walsh paid a heavy price (Sep 9, 2020)

Glen Walsh Heavy Price Title: Most viewed posts 2020: Father Glen Walsh paid a heavy price (Sep 9, 2020) Author: Chris Geraghty Publisher: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations Date: 07JAN2021 The revelations never end about priests and brothers, of monsignors and bishops with their secret sexual lives, masturbating, buggerizing, sodomizing and raping boys and

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Madonnina
Opinion

McCarrick report shows a church infected with unchecked clericalism

McCarrick Report Sick Church Title: McCarrick report shows a church infected with unchecked clericalism Author: Lisa Fullam Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 29DEC2020 The Vatican’s report on defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick revealed sexual abuse of adults and minors by a Catholic cleric and its cover-up by church officials — more of the same pattern we’ve

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Opinion

McCarrick report shows former cardinal’s character: ambitious, brazen, untouchable

Ambitious Brazen Untouchable McCarrick Title: McCarrick report shows former cardinal’s character: ambitious, brazen, untouchable Author: Fr. Peter Daly Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 08DEC2020 Seventeen! That’s the most shocking number in the Vatican’s 449-page report on ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. McCarrick appears to have molested 17 “postpubescent boys or young men” over the course of his

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Opinion

Opinion: Archdiocese must be held accountable for priest abuse

Geoff Drew Theodore McCarrick Title: Opinion: Archdiocese must be held accountable for priest abuse Author: TERESA DINWIDDIE-HERRMANN, JAN SEIDEL, DAN FRONDORF AND KATHY WEYER Publisher: Cincinnati.com (Enquirer) Date: 06DEC2020 After a two-year investigation, the Vatican recently released a 450-plus-page report about now-defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and how the Catholic Church hierarchy failed to stop his

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Madonnina
Opinion

Time for a reckoning: Church must confront, change old boys’ network exposed in Vatican’s McCarrick report | Faith Matters

McCarrick Report Reckoning Santora Title: Time for a reckoning: Church must confront, change old boys’ network exposed in Vatican’s McCarrick report | Faith Matters Author: Rev. Alexander Santora Publisher: NJ.Com (The Jersey Journal) Date: 06DEC2020 The report refers to her simply as “Mother 1.” A Manhattan woman with a large brood of mostly boys and

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Madonnina
Opinion

The Connection between Archbishop Gregory Aymond and St. John Vianney Prep

SNAP Archbishop Gregory Aymond Title: The Connection between Archbishop Gregory Aymond and St. John Vianney Prep Author: Kevin Bourgeois Publisher: Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) Date: 03DEC2020 I am a proud graduate of St. John Prep’s final graduating class of 1985. My high school alma mater closed, we were told, because not

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Opinion

The Editorial Board: Attorney general shows complicity by Malone in shielding accused priests

Attorney General Malone Complicit Title: The Editorial Board: Attorney general shows complicity by Malone in shielding accused priests Author: News Editorial Board Publisher: Buffalo News Date: 29NOV2020 In 2019, a member of a Catholic parish’s pastoral council in Elma told The News that Bishop Richard J. Malone had “taken the blame here and the bullet

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Opinion

New Supplemental Attorney General’s Report Shines New Light on Clergy Sexual Abuse in Colorado

Clergy Sexual Abuse Colorado Title: New Supplemental Attorney General’s Report Shines New Light on Clergy Sexual Abuse in Colorado Author: Mike Finnegan Publisher: Jeff Anderson & Associates Date: 02DEC2020 Nine additional perpetrators named in the new report, including celebrated Father C.B. “Woody” Woodrich (Saint Paul, MN) – We commend Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and

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Madonnina
Opinion

Confessions of a Vatican source: Jason Berry on the McCarrick report

Jason Berry McCarrick Report Title: Confessions of a Vatican source: Jason Berry on the McCarrick report Author: Jason Berry Publisher: National Catholic Reporter (NCR) Date: 25NOV2020 When Pope John Paul II made Theodore McCarrick a cardinal in 2001, the archbishop of Washington, D.C., was a silk-between-the-fingers fundraiser. A year later, when the pope summoned the

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