Category: Opinion

George Pell

Pell’s posthumous complaints have diminished his legacy

Pell Catastrophically Failed Children Title: Pell’s posthumous complaints have diminished his legacy Author: Michael Sean Winters Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 18JAN2023 Not since King Hamlet appeared to Bernardo, Marcellus and Horatio on the battlements of Elsinore Castle has a ghost caused so much trouble. The late Cardinal George Pell, speaking posthumously by means of

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George Pell

Pell’s ‘catastrophe’ memorandum stains his legacy

Pell Stabs Pope in Back Title: Pell’s ‘catastrophe’ memorandum stains his legacy Author: Thomas Reese Publisher: RNS Date: 17JAN2023 Pell was cowardly and disloyal in authoring an anonymous memorandum attacking Pope Francis. (RNS) — I always tried to give Cardinal George Pell the benefit of the doubt, which is why it is so disappointing to

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George Pell

Sexual abuse victims know the truth. George Pell allowed lives to be destroyed to protect himself and the Catholic church

Chrissie Foster George Pell Title: Sexual abuse victims know the truth. George Pell allowed lives to be destroyed to protect himself and the Catholic church Author: Chrissie Foster Publisher: The Guardian Date: 16JAN2023 Suppression of the truth comes from the Catholic church’s canon law. There is no exposing of hierarchy. To be a sexual assault

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Opinion

Vatican’s handling of Jesuit priest shows new dimensions of never-ending abuse crisis

Jesuit Father Marko Rupnik Title: Vatican’s handling of Jesuit priest shows new dimensions of never-ending abuse crisis Author: Massimo Faggioli Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 21DEC2022 On Dec. 2, the global Jesuit order confirmed reports made in several conservative Italian Catholic blogs that Slovenian Jesuit Fr. Marko Rupnik, a famous Rome-based artist, had been quietly

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Opinion

Message from the German Bishops’ Conference on the German Synodal Path following Vatican meeting

Bishop Dr Georg Bätzing Title: Message from the German Bishops’ Conference on the German Synodal Path following Vatican meeting Author: Bishop Dr Georg Bätzing Publisher: Catholic Outlook Date:  28NOV2022 During their recent Ad Limina visit to the Vatican, members of the German Bishops’ Conference met with Pope Francis and attended a meeting with the heads of

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Opinion

The abuse crisis should be the center of the pope’s ongoing synodal process

Abuse Crisis Centre Synodal Process Title: The abuse crisis should be the center of the pope’s ongoing synodal process Authors: Massimo Faggioli & Hans Zollner Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 15NOV2022 As American Jesuit historian Fr. John O’Malley wrote in one of his last articles published in America magazine last February, the history of synodality is

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Opinion

Vatican child protection leader: ‘Building credibility needs a track record’

Vatican Fr. Andrew Small Title: Vatican child protection leader: ‘Building credibility needs a track record’ Author: Luke Coppen Publisher: The Pillar Date:  04NOV2022 Fr. Andrew Small, secretary of the Vatican’s child protection committee, talks about sexual abuse and Church reform. Fr. Andrew Small was appointed in June to one of the most important positions in

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Opinion

Women must be included in formation of priests, says abuse expert

Abuse Expert Hans Zollner Title: Women must be included in formation of priests, says abuse expert Author: Sarah MacDonald Publisher: Crux Date: 03NOV2022 One of the church’s leading experts on safeguarding and clerical sexual abuse has said the exclusion of women from seminary formation has had “extremely harmful consequences,” and this “needs to change.” Jesuit

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Opinion

Why I declined to join my diocesan sex abuse review board

Declined Abuse Review Board Title: Why I declined to join my diocesan sex abuse review board Author: John W. Miller Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date:  25OCT2022 A report last month that a priest in suburban Chicago had been accused of sex abuse after a diocesan review board had found “insufficient reason to suspect” misbehavior has raised questions

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