Here's a look back at last year on Catholics4Change. Visitors came from 131 countries. Thank you for stopping by and referring our site to others. Most viewed post: The List Cardinal Bevilacqua Didn't Want You to See Post that received the most comments: Hold a Child Sex Abuse Forum Kathy and I would like to … Continue reading Review and Resolutions for the New Year
Read about this stupendous solution that will surely reunite the Kansas City faithful in the wake of their Diocesan sex abuse scandal. Probably not. "In wake of sex abuse scandals, priests to host Latin Mass," by Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter, June 21, 2011.
As we await word on Msgr. Lynn's case today, here is a good read on the clericalism of the laity. "Priests pornography case reveals clericalism of the laity," by Jamie L. Manson, National Catholic Reporter, June 1, 2011. Excerpt - "What else can explain the fact that many members of the Roman Catholic laity continue … Continue reading Laity Should Take Blinders Off
"Diocese Warned of Priest's Aberrant Behavior One Year Before Arrest,"by Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter, May 26, 2011 Excerpt: "According to guidelines established by the U.S. bishops in their 2002 Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, independent review boards in each diocese are to help the bishop “in his assessment of … Continue reading Principal Warned Diocese About Priest A Year Before Arrest
Read this story about another Bishop's huge failure to properly utilize his review board and protect children. "One day after newspapers across the nation featured front page articles about a U.S. bishops' sponsored study on the causes of the clergy sex abuse scandal, which blamed much of the crisis on the sexual revolution of the … Continue reading Another Bishop Ignores Review Board
"Report Spreads Blame for Sex Abuse," by David Gibson, Religion News Service, National Catholic Reporter, May 17, 2011 "The truth turns out to be far more complex, according to a copy of the report by researchers at John Jay College of Criminal Justice that was provided by a church leader who believes the findings accurately … Continue reading Landmark Report On Clergy Sex Abuse To Be Released Today
By Tom Roberts, The National Catholic Reporter, April 5, 2011 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, Ireland, 2009 (CNS/Paul Haring) MILWAUKEE -- In the early years of the priest sex abuse crisis, Catholics often expressed their frustration with how bishops handled the scandal by saying “they don’t get it.” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, Ireland, … Continue reading Archbishop Martin Renews Call to Examine Culture that Allowed Sex Abuse to Happen