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
by Father Christopher M. Walsh, Pastor, Saint Raymond of Penafort Church On Thursday, Archbishop Charles Chaput will be installed as the new Archbishop of Philadelphia. His arrival from Denver brings with it a history of zealous preaching and a call to genuine conversion and holiness. He is a proven communicator, a man who has led … Continue reading After All That I Now Know, How Can I Still Go to Church?
“How much I must criticize you, my church and yet how much I love you! You have made me suffer more than anyone and yet I owe you more than I owe anyone. I should like to see you destroyed and yet I need your presence. You have given me much scandal and yet you … Continue reading Quote Sums Up Why I’m Still Catholic
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. 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