Get ready for it, folks. Robert Huber is serving up a red-hot plate of scandal in the July issue of Philadelphia magazine. His article "Power, Sex & Secrets," will cover Cardinal Rigali, Cardinal Bevilacqua and Msgr. Lynn. According to the grapevine, it exposes illicit adult relationships as a possible reason for the cover up of … Continue reading Philadelphia Magazine Expose Offers a Saving Grace
“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
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.
"The symposium next February will draw experts in psychiatry, church law, sociology and child protection programs to the Pontifical Gregorian University for three days of meetings and workshops with 200 bishops and religious superiors. The meetings are designed in part to help bishops draft guidelines to combat abuse that must be submitted to the Holy … Continue reading Vatican Announces Meeting On Abuse
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?
Bishops barely revise the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People despite clear need demonstrated in Philadelphia and other cities. Read about it here: "Bishops squandered opportunity, victims' group says," by Dan Morris-Young, The National Catholic Reporter, June 17, 2011 "Bishops Uphold Policy on Sex Abuse," by Laurie Goodstein, The Boston Globe, June … Continue reading Bishops Offer Nothing More Than Weak Tweak
Below, Kathy Kane shares her observations of the EWTN coverage of the Bishops' Conference. If this is who is at the helm of our Church and this is how they think, I've all but completely lost hope for the faithful. We need a miracle. Day 1: There were times I felt like I was watching … Continue reading Who Are These People And What Have They Done with Our Church?
Below is one site visitor's letter to the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee in regard to important legislation for children's protection and justice. Please send your own. What are your thoughts on these proposed bills? June 15, 2011 Representative Ronald S. Marsico 105th Legislative District, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Chairman, Judiciary Committee PA House of Representatives … Continue reading Letter to the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee
"Young Philadelphia priest seeks to be an instrument of healing," by Monica Yant Kinney, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 12, 2011. "I didn't cause the problem, and I can't undo events that have caused people such sorrow," Friel tells me. "But what I can do is . . . be an instrument of healing. Because that … Continue reading Young Priest Discusses Vocation in Midst of Scandal
"In abuse scandal, case a test of belief: Special Report: A prisoner's accusations are vivid, a priest's denial adamant. Now, a push for the truth." by David O'Reilly and Nancy Phillips, The Philadelphia Inquirer. Reserve your judgment until you've read the entire article. Word against word leaves a huge burden of proof on the prosecution. … Continue reading Word Against Word – Second Alleged Abuse Victim Steps Forward