‘A Watershed Moment In the Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis’

Please click the link to read Cardinal Bevilacqua's testimony for the 2005 Grand Jury Report. Let's add this to the required summer reading for Catholics. The judge in the current criminal case involving Msgr. Lynn sealed the records, but the Inquirer already had this copy in the public domain. BishopAccountability.org has broken it down into … Continue reading ‘A Watershed Moment In the Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis’

Justice4PAKids Launched by Coalition of Child Protection Advocates

Will our soon-to-be-named new Bishop fulfill the recommendations set forth by the Grand Jury? The likelihood varies with the candidates who have been rumored as replacements for Cardinal Rigali. I was hoping the assignment would be announced to Philadelphia's faithful during Sunday Masses. But it looks like this will be a media announcement. Spiritual healing … Continue reading Justice4PAKids Launched by Coalition of Child Protection Advocates

Bishops Offer Nothing More Than Weak Tweak

Bishops barely revise the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People despite clear need demonstrated in Philadelphia and other cities. Read about it here: "Bishops squandered opportunity, victims' group says," by Dan Morris-Young, The National Catholic Reporter, June 17, 2011 "Bishops Uphold Policy on Sex Abuse," by Laurie Goodstein, The Boston Globe, June … Continue reading Bishops Offer Nothing More Than Weak Tweak