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
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
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
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?
The Catholic leadership's cover up of clergy sex abuse takes on epic proportions in Ireland as evidenced in this newly-released report. Read about it on MSNBC. "Irish to Unveil New Report on Catholic Child Abuse," by the Associated Press, MSNBC, July 13, 2011.
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
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
C4C has placed this comment in a post position. We think it reflects the struggle many parents are facing. By Theresa, Guest Blogger I have been grappling with this issue of stopping the money but wanting to keep our daughter in our parish school. I taught in four Catholic schools in the AD and also … Continue reading Facing Dilemma of Keeping Kids in Catholic School
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 email@example.com. 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
Can you imagine what ended up being cut by Philly Mag's lawyers? I'm sure it was a treasure trove of unverifiable truth. That's the article the laity needs to read. The portrayals and facts related in this article mirror my own experiences and private conversations with a variety of sources. Huber and his editors showed … Continue reading Archdiocesan Response to Philly Mag