CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR DATE: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 TIME: 7pm to 8pm Eastern Standard Time SPEAKERS: Susan Matthews, Catholics4Change; and Brian Kent, Esq., an attorney representing survivors This webinar will address several questions we have received from our community about the Survivors' Compensation Fund. If you are a survivor of clergy … Continue reading Live Webinar: Wednesday 12/5/18 at 7pm – The Survivors’ Compensation Fund: Your Questions Answered.
It's not money. It may not even be justice. Most tell me they just want for it to never happen to another child. But I'm not a victim, let's hear it straight from those who are. Please be as specific as possible. Thank you in advance.
by Fr. Christopher M. Walsh, Pastor of St. Raymond Church, guest blogger A member of the “Catholics4Change” community recently forwarded me the following questions: I am asking you and your hierarchy to tell the truth about who the perpetrators and enablers are. Also where does the money come from that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia uses … Continue reading I Want You to Tell the Truth
Q. This is a question for Father Walsh. I wonder if he would be able to clarify whether or not there is a specific stipend that each parish must send to the Archdiocese from their donations. If so, will a parish (and possibly parish school) indeed suffer because of a reduction in donations? I need … Continue reading Q&A: Is Lack of Giving Having Impact in Right Place?
Q. Fr. Chris, I appreciate your communication with us. My concern is that this crime continues because of silence and lack of action. If your silence means you are acting quietly then there is still hope. As for speaking out during homilies and in bulletins that would mean you have to attend mass……..the people that … Continue reading Q&A: How Can Priests Reach Those Who Need Them Most – the Victims?
Q. Why are members of the priesthood silent on the various issues that challenge the church, today? What are the factors that silence them? Why do they permit the factors to silence them? Why don't they organize and provide substantive insights and remedies. And, why do we call silent priests "good priests"? If there is … Continue reading Q&A: Why Are So Many Priests Silent?
Clergy sex abuse, the cover up and related issues raise so many questions. In an effort to serve our readership, Catholics4Change has assembled a panel of experts to answer queries related to their specialties. Whether your question involves PA legislation, Canon Law, archdiocesan policy, spirituality, victim support - we will do our best to get … Continue reading Panel of Experts to Answer Questions on Catholics4Change