Category: Opinion

Madonnina
Opinion

Opinion: Catholics shocked by sexual abuse revelations

Catholic Sexual Abuse Revelations Title:  Opinion: Catholics shocked by sexual abuse revelations Author: Len Port Publisher: Portuguese American Journal Date: 02OCT2022 With the approach of the 105th anniversary of The Miracle of the Sun at Fatima in central Portugal, Catholics have been shocked by yet another revelation about the sexual abuse of children within the church.

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Opinion

Will demand grow to end celibacy, as Pope signals zero tolerance on abuse?

Pope Francis Zero Tolerance Title: Will demand grow to end celibacy, as Pope signals zero tolerance on abuse? Author: The Catholic Herald Staff Publisher: The Catholic Herald Date: 06SEP2022 Pope Francis says he has taken personal responsibility to rid the Church of sexual abuse. He told CNN Portugal that he was “responsible that it doesn’t

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Madonnina
Opinion

Report: Catholic clergy’s unquestioned — and uneducated — power spurs abuse

Catholic Clericalism Powers Abuse Title: Report: Catholic clergy’s unquestioned — and uneducated — power spurs abuse Author: Alejandra Molina Publisher: Religion News Service Date:  15AUG2022 The report, ‘Beyond Bad Apples,’ looks at systemic causes behind the clergy sex abuse scandal of past decades. (RNS) — A new report based on interviews with some 300 Catholic

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Madonnina
Opinion

Priest: Church needs to emphasize pastoral work with sex abuse survivors

Jesuit Father Jerry McGlone Title: Priest: Church needs to emphasize pastoral work with sex abuse survivors Author: Rhina Guidos Publisher: Crux Date: 26JUN2022 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Each year the U.S. Catholic Church unveils its annual report on what it’s doing to prevent abuse of minors by clergy and other church workers.What it also should tell

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Madonnina
Opinion

Archbishop Nienstedt: an example of how the pope’s abuse law is not working

Vos Estis Archbishop Nienstedt Title: Archbishop Nienstedt: an example of how the pope’s abuse law is not working Author: Hank Shea Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 09JUN2022 Anne Barrett Doyle of the group BishopAccountability.org recently wrote a thoughtful article on how Pope Francis’ major law to hold bishops and religious superiors accountable for abuse they

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Madonnina
Opinion

Francis’ clergy abuse law, ‘Vos Estis,’ isn’t working. Here’s how to fix it.

Pope Fix ‘Vos Estis’ Title: Francis’ clergy abuse law, ‘Vos Estis,’ isn’t working. Here’s how to fix it. Author: Anne Barrett Doyle Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 25MAY2022 Three years ago, as the Catholic Church faced an unprecedented reckoning with clergy sexual abuse, Pope Francis introduced a church law that promised to hold bishops and

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Madonnina
Opinion

The beginning of the fall of the Catholic Church in Ireland

Fall Catholic Church Ireland Title: The beginning of the fall of the Catholic Church in Ireland Author: Patsy McGarry Publisher: The Irish Times Date: 07MAY2022 Bishop Eamonn Casey’s life and career came apart 30 years ago today. The new Bishop of Galway Michael Duignan (51) spoke with disarming frankness at his installation in the Cathedral

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Madonnina
Opinion

Business ‘outside the family’: What if Becciu blames Pope Francis?

Becciu Blames Pope Francis? Title: Business ‘outside the family’: What if Becciu blames Pope Francis? Author: Ed Condon Publisher: The Pillar Catholic Date: 20APR2022 Cardinal Angelo Becciu is on a month-long break from his trial in Vatican City, where he faces charges of abuse of office, embezzlement, and conspiracy. The former sostituto at the Secretariat

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Madonnina
Opinion

The time is ripe for a clergy abuse inquiry in Latin America

Clergy Abuse Latin America Title: The time is ripe for a clergy abuse inquiry in Latin America Author: Adalberto Mendez Lopez Publisher: Aljazeera Date: 29MAR2022 Over the past few years, several countries in Europe have launched new inquiries into the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests. Most recently, following the release of new data

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