Category: Opinion

Madonnina
Opinion

Analysis: What does Cardinal Farrell’s promotion say about the McCarrick report?

Cardinal Farrell McCarrick Report Title: Analysis: What does Cardinal Farrell’s promotion say about the McCarrick report? Author: JD Flynn Publisher: Catholic News Agency Date:  13OCT2020 Cardinal Kevin Farrell was appointed last week to lead a small committee charged with scrutinizing high-level Vatican financial decisions not governed by ordinary Vatican oversight norms. Because of Farrell’s background,

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Madonnina
Opinion

Guest Post: Book Review

Death Of Altar Boy Title: Guest Post: Book Review Author: Ann White Publisher: Father Mark White Blog Date: 10OCT2020 Death of an Altar Boy: The Unsolved Murder of Danny Croteau and the Culture of Abuse in the Catholic Church by E.J. Fleming, 2018. Reviewed by Ann White In 1972, thirteen year-old Danny Croteau was found

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Madonnina
Opinion

New book examines clergy sexual abuse — in the wide lens of history

Dyan Elliot Corrupter Boys Title: New book examines clergy sexual abuse — in the wide lens of history Author: Thomas P. Doyle Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 10OCT2020 The “Catholic sex abuse crisis” is not a crisis. A crisis is a temporary period or series of events of an unstable and dangerous nature. It passes

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Madonnina
Opinion

Britain’s reckoning with past systemic child abuse is long overdue

Britain’s Child Abuse Reckoning Title: Britain’s reckoning with past systemic child abuse is long overdue Author: Caelainn Hogan Publisher: The Guardian Date: 26SEP2020 Ireland has started trying to rectify the wrongs of its history. The UK is lagging behind. When the pope said mass in Ireland in 2018, a vast field in Dublin’s Phoenix Park

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Madonnina
Opinion

Painful clergy sex-abuse reminders

Champion Attorney Mitchell Garabedian Title: Painful clergy sex-abuse reminders Author: Cliff Clark and Editorial Publisher: The Lowell Sun Date: 18SEP2020 Nearly two decades after the disclosure of widespread sexual abuse by priests in the Archdiocese of Boston that exposed a long history of that reprehensible behavior, victims of those unspeakable acts are still receiving some

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Madonnina
Opinion

Francis Campbell: There’s no avoiding the pain of victims

No Avoiding Victims’ Pain Title: Francis Campbell: There’s no avoiding the pain of victims Author: Francis Campbell Publisher: The Catholic Register Date: 12SEP2020 The scourge of Catholic priests sexually abusing innocent children is never far from mind in Nova Scotia. In the shadow of the recurring crisis, it is almost refreshing to hear a Church

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Opinion

Holy See response to Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission: another example of clericalist obstinance

Holy See clericalist obstinance Title: Holy See response to Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission: another example of clericalist obstinance Author: Des Cahill and Peter Wilkinson Publisher: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations Date: 10SEP2020 It is almost three years since the Royal Commission inquiring into child sexual abuse recommended that the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

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