Tag: Opinion

Madonnina
Opinion

French Catholic Church sexual abuse: The devil lives in holy place

French Catholic Church Abuse Title: French Catholic Church sexual abuse: The devil lives in holy place Author: Xin Ping Publisher: Global Times China Date: 21OCT2021 Perpetrators cannot live with the truth; victims cannot live without it.A recently released 2,500-page report from an independent Commission on Sexual Abuse led by Jean-Marc Sauvé revealed that since 1950,

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Madonnina
Opinion

He Blew the Whistle on the Catholic Church in 1985. Why Didn’t We Listen?

Jason Berry Clergy Abuse Title: He Blew the Whistle on the Catholic Church in 1985. Why Didn’t We Listen? Author:  Ben Proudfoot Featuring: Jason Berry Publisher: The New York Times Date: 24AUG2021 Nearly 20 years ago, an investigation by The Boston Globe into sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests ignited a firestorm of scandal that

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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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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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Madonnina
Opinion

Pope Francis’ process for investigating accused Catholic bishops clearly requires reform

Francis Vos Estis Reform Title: Pope Francis’ process for investigating accused Catholic bishops clearly requires reform Author: NCR Editorial Staff Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 11MAY2021 Pope Francis’ new system to evaluate allegations of sexual abuse or cover-up against individual Catholic bishops, which went into effect in June 2019, is admirable. For the first time

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Madonnina
Opinion

Can organized religion hold onto its members?

Catholic Opinion Frances Coleman Title: Can organized religion hold onto its members? Author: Frances Coleman Publisher: Advance Local Media Date: 30APR2021 Consider this headline from a few weeks ago: “U.S. Church Membership Falls Below Majority for First Time.” Here in the Bible Belt, the headline may be hard to believe, but allow me to present

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Madonnina
Opinion

Parishes cannot obstruct sex abuse investigations

Michael Pfleger Diocese Obstruction Title: Parishes cannot obstruct sex abuse investigations Author: Michael Sean Winters Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 23APR2021 The Catholic Church’s struggle to eradicate the cancer of clergy sex abuse is on trial today. The community at St. Sabina church in Chicago is trying to obstruct the investigation of their much-beloved pastor

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Madonnina
Opinion

McCarrick report shows a church infected with unchecked clericalism

McCarrick Report Sick Church Title: McCarrick report shows a church infected with unchecked clericalism Author: Lisa Fullam Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 29DEC2020 The Vatican’s report on defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick revealed sexual abuse of adults and minors by a Catholic cleric and its cover-up by church officials — more of the same pattern we’ve

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Opinion

Hand Washing or Social Distancing in the Time of Pell

Pope Social Distance Pell Title: Hand Washing or Social Distancing in the Time of Pell Author: Gail Freyne Publisher: John Menadue – Pearls & Irritations Date: 02NOV2020 The parish priest, Jorge Bergoglio could afford the luxury of welcoming with open arms an old colleague whom he believed to have been falsely accused of sexual abuse.

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