By Kathy Kane It had been a long day of travel, prayer and protest for the Mom Squad from the Philadelphia Archdiocese. A stroke of good luck had enabled us to book the very last room available at the pricey Marriott Waterfront where the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was being held. Accumulated travel points … Continue reading U.S. Bishops: Not Shaken, Nor Stirred
Many comments have called for Cardinal Rigali to resign and some have asked why I didn't include that in the questions. Cardinal Rigali submitted his resignation papers last year as is customary when a Cardinal reaches the age of 75. Pope Benedict XVI has not yet accepted his resignation.
We are collecting question suggestions to forward to Cardinal Rigali. We can't promise answers, but we can promise to send the chosen questions by certified mail to his offices at the Archdiocese. We will share the final list in a future post.
House Bills 878 and 832 must go through the Pennsylvania Judiciary Committee before they go to the whole House for debate. Please contact members of the Judiciary Committee and your own state representative. These bills would protect ALL abused children - not just those related to clergy abuse. Information on the bills is in the … Continue reading Help Push for Legislation that Supports Victims
by Nancy Buck, guest blogger Written after the Grand Jury Report Release in Jan. 2011. > > We heard the news; we read the carefully crafted damage control statements. We > gritted our teeth and drew taut our lips. We dropped silent tears for children > so young, so scarred, so betrayed. Some of us … Continue reading Breaking the Silence
I received some important clarification today from The Archdiocesan Office of Communication. Of course, it's not the information we are all seeking. But it's something. All 23 priests placed on administrative leave have been painted with the same brush. The accusations could range from boundary issues to sexual abuse. That's a broad range of behavior. … Continue reading Accused Priests Painted with Same Brush