October 11, 2020
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Pope Benedict XVI On Sex Abuse

Pope Benedict’s recent essay on the Church’s sex-abuse scandal begins by clarifying the cultural context in which the sex-abuse scandal occurred. It addresses this matter with great skill and insight. As the essay proceeds, however, it...

The Church and the News Cycle—Must Change

Each day, the headlines tell it all: The Catholic Church Needs a New Doctrine of Scandal  (Religion News) Sex Scandal was Catholic Church’s 9/11 (New York Post) Priest Sexual Abuse: Why the Catholic Church Continues to Struggle with Sexual...

The Sex Scandal is Only Partly Solved

In the minds of many, including Catholic leaders, the Church’s sex scandal is a closed matter. They reason that the hierarchy have done all they can do—apologized to the victims of abuse and the laity in general and established procedures for...

Our Celebration of Life

The readings for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time are a hymn to the culture of life: even life with all the trials and pain, and limits, and hardships that our human frailty imposes on us. This is possible because Christ lives forever to make...

What Makes Catholic Church Abuse so Newsworthy?

Most Catholics would like to see the media publicity regarding past sexual abuses go away. The majority of the abuse occurred before the year 2000 and the Church has made great efforts to purge their ranks of homosexuals and predatory priests. But...

Catholic Responses to the Abuse Scandal

I recently attended a lay forum at a local Catholic parish and found what one might expect—a mixture of heartache, outrage, cautious expectation, and hope. People spoke tearfully about the deep sadness they felt at the continuing revelations of...

Doing All Things in Him

Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God he comes with vindication, with divine recompense he comes to save you.  Well, I am convinced that such order addresses every single one of us: those who project self...