Breaking News: Chaput To Be Named Archbishop of Philadelphia

The official announcement is expected tomorrow morning. The new Archbishop's welcome wagon basket is chock full of grief. I won't begrudge him a cheese steak, but then it's time to get down to business. The faithful have laid out a to do list that can't wait. 1. Protect our children. 2. Renew the Catholic Church … Continue reading Breaking News: Chaput To Be Named Archbishop of Philadelphia

Summer Required Reading: 2011 Grand Jury Report, Excerpt 2

Here is some sober reading for Sunday excerpted from the 2011 Grand Jury Report. It picks up where the last installment left off. I also highly recommend Philadelphia Magazine's July cover story, "Catholics in Crisis." "Monsignor Lynn These are sordid, shocking acts. There was at least one person, though, who could not have been the … Continue reading Summer Required Reading: 2011 Grand Jury Report, Excerpt 2

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

Winds of Change?

Is Cardinal Rigali finally headed for retirement? Multiple sources have reported that the Holy See could name a replacement as early as tomorrow or next week. Who will it be? This article in the National Catholic Reporter covers four possibilities. What we do know is that this appointment is long overdue. Philadelphia's faithful have been … Continue reading Winds of Change?

Summer Required Reading for Catholics: The 2011 Grand Jury Report

As practicing Catholics, it is our responsibility to read the 2011 Grand Jury Report on clergy abuse. Please read it. Pray on it. And, then most importantly, I ask you to act on it. No real solution can be found until the entire Church addresses this issue. Pedophilia can and does occur anywhere. What doesn't … Continue reading Summer Required Reading for Catholics: The 2011 Grand Jury Report

PA Parents Demand Justice For Kids

Editor's note: There is no statute of limitations on murder in the state of Pennsylvania. Why is there one for child sex abuse? It's soul murder. All parents regardless of religion must unite to get this legislation passed. Demand justice for all kids in Pennsylvania. Justice4PAKids.com coming soon. Our guest blogger shares important information on … Continue reading PA Parents Demand Justice For Kids

Archdiocese Behaves the Way It Does, Because It Can

By Sister Maureen Turlish, Guest Blogger First, let me say the Archdiocesan Communications Director's comments in regard to the Philadelphia Magazine article are not worthy of response. But for those who would like to respond directly, her email is dfarrell@adphila.org. Those who have the print edition of Philadelphia Magazine's July issue have probably already read … Continue reading Archdiocese Behaves the Way It Does, Because It Can