Tag: clericalism

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Catholic Church ‘should be more like Alcoholics Anonymous’

Canon lawyer Tom Doyle Title: Catholic Church ‘should be more like Alcoholics Anonymous’ Author: Sarah Mac Donald Publisher: The Tablet Date: 10MAR2022 The early church was probably more like AA in the way it was run, than the Church today, said Dr Tom Doyle. Prostock-studio / Alamy A leading canon lawyer has said that the

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Church is incapable of cleaning up abuse mess on its own, says former Munich archdiocesan official

Peter Beer Clergy Abuse Title: Church is incapable of cleaning up abuse mess on its own, says former Munich archdiocesan official Author: Christa Pongratz-Lippitt Publisher: La Croix International Date: 03FEB2022 A former top official in one of the world’s wealthiest Catholic dioceses says he quit his key post two years ago because of internal opposition

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Pope Benedict faulted over sex abuse claims: New report is just one chapter in his – and Catholic Church’s – fraught record

Pope Benedict faulted Title: Pope Benedict faulted over sex abuse claims: New report is just one chapter in his – and Catholic Church’s – fraught record Author: David Gibson Publisher: The Conversation Date: 29Jan2022 An in-depth report released last week alleges that former Pope Benedict XVI allowed four abusive priests in Munich to remain in ministry. The

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Opinion

Church’s culture of secrecy breeds authoritarianism and patriarchalism

Church’s culture of secrecy Title: Church’s culture of secrecy breeds authoritarianism and patriarchalism Author: Marie-Jo Thiel Publisher: La Croix International Date: 25OCT2021 Award-winning Catholic ethicist argues for an end to secrecy inside the Church, points to commission on the female diaconate. Sexual abuse is rooted in abuse of power, which is very often the first

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‘Suffering of clerical abuse survivors offers seeds for more faithful Church’

Safeguarding Conference in Warsaw Title: ‘Suffering of clerical abuse survivors offers seeds for more faithful Church’ Author: Devin Watkins Publisher: Vatican News Date: 20SEP2021 Church representatives from Central and Eastern Europe wrap up the second day of a safeguarding conference in Warsaw, which seeks to turn the pain endured by survivors of clerical sexual abuse

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‘Cardinal Keith O’Brien was like God to me. Then he tried to seduce me’: the whistleblower’s tale

Cardinal Keith O’Brien Whistleblower Title: ‘Cardinal Keith O’Brien was like God to me. Then he tried to seduce me’: the whistleblower’s tale Author: Catherine Deveney Publisher: The Guardian Date: 05SEP2021 As disgraced 91-year-old cardinal Theodore McCarrick stood in an American court last week, charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a minor,

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Catholic priest outspoken about clergy abuse faces removal as Richmond Bishop petitions The Vatican

WRIC Father Mark White Title: Catholic priest outspoken about clergy abuse faces removal as Richmond Bishop petitions The Vatican Author: Kerri O’Brien Publisher: WRIC.com Date: 13JUL2021 A Virginia priest could be removed from priesthood. He continued to blog about the Catholic Church sex abuse scandals even after the Catholic Diocese of Richmond Bishop ordered him

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