Category: Opinion

Madonnina
Opinion

Grindr Exposé on Anti-LGBTQ Priest Points to Staggering Church Hypocrisy

James Finn Jeffrey Burrill Title: Grindr Exposé on Anti-LGBTQ Priest Points to Staggering Church Hypocrisy Author: James Finn Publisher: whosoever.org Reprinted from Medium with permission of the author. Date: 24JUL2021 Powerful priest exposes Church hate speech Last autumn as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops actively lobbied Congress to kill a proposed national suicide hotline because it directed help

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Madonnina
Opinion

Reforming the Vatican’s Code of Canon law, #MeToo Insights, and Zero Tolerance

Verdict Justia Canon Law Title: Reforming the Vatican’s Code of Canon law, #MeToo Insights, and Zero Tolerance Author: Lesley Wexler Publisher: Verdict Justia Date: 24JUN2021 In recent days, Pope Francis has described the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis as a worldwide catastrophe. He urged that the Catholic Church end its “head-in-sand policy”, acknowledge its institutional

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Madonnina
Opinion

New Vatican laws on clergy abuse not enough, says former papal commissioner

Collins Irish Abuse Survivor Title: New Vatican laws on clergy abuse not enough, says former papal commissioner Author: Joshua J. McElwee Publisher: National Catholic Reporter (NCROnline.com) Date: 17JUN2021 A respected former member of Pope Francis’ commission on clergy sexual abuse has expressed disappointment in the recent revision of the criminal section of the Catholic Church’s

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Madonnina
Opinion

Catholic Church response to sexual abuse must centre on survivor well-being, not defensiveness

Catholic Church Survivor Centred Title: Catholic Church response to sexual abuse must centre on survivor well-being, not defensiveness Author: Cathy Driscoll, Saint Mary’s University Publisher: The Conversation Date: 16JUN2021 In light of the recent discovery of 215 Indigenous children in unmarked graves at a former Catholic-run residential school in British Columbia and investigations at other former

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Madonnina
Opinion

The Catholic Church desperately needs to change, but will it do so?

Will Catholic Church Change? Title: The Catholic Church desperately needs to change, but will it do so? Author: Ruth Gledhill Publisher: Christian Today Date: 10JUN2021 There is no doubt that at long last, the Catholic Church has heard the message that survivors and others have been crying out for decades. There is a serious problem

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Opinion

Explainer: Cardinal Marx wasn’t accused of sexual abuse or cover-up. So why has he offered to resign?

Cardinal Reinhard Marx Explainer Title: Explainer: Cardinal Marx wasn’t accused of sexual abuse or cover-up. So why has he offered to resign? Author: Gerard O’Connell Publisher: America Magazine (America Media) Date: 09JUN2021 While Cardinal Reinhard Marx has long been a mover and shaker in the Catholic Church both in Germany and at the universal level,

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Opinion

Pope Francis’ reforms the Church’s disciplinary system in response to royal commission

Pope Francis Kieran Tapsell Title: Pope Francis’ reforms the Church’s disciplinary system in response to royal commission Author: Kieran Tapsell Publisher: Pearls and Irritations – John Menadue Date: 08JUN2021 One of the main reasons for the Catholic Church shifting around abusive priests was because its disciplinary system was dysfunctional. Far more children were abused than

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Opinion

Vatican tightens but doesn’t close accountability loopholes

Barrett Doyle Canon Law Title: Vatican tightens but doesn’t close accountability loopholes Author: Mary Jackson Publisher: wng.org Date: 04JUN2021 New canon laws criminalize grooming and sexual abuse against adults Anne Barrett Doyle began documenting clergy sexual abuse within the Catholic Church in 2003, one year after the Boston Globe reported that church leaders had systematically

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Opinion

Examining the Deep Roots of the Abuse Crisis

Deep Roots Abuse Crisis Title: Examining the Deep Roots of the Abuse Crisis Author: Darrick Taylor Publisher: Crisis Magazine Date: 18MAY2021 The ongoing sexual abuse crisis in the Church has left many good Catholics shaken, and like many I have tried to understand how this has happened. Obviously, homosexuality in the clergy plays a role,

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