New Head of Office of Children and Youth Protection – Same Old Problems

"After grand jury report on Philadelphia clergy scandal, more changes, more accusers," by John P. Martin, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June, 9 2011 Important Excerpts: "The archdiocese expects to pay more than $1.2 million for abuse victims' therapy this year, three times the amount it paid five years ago." ··· "The changes include ending any interrogation … Continue reading New Head of Office of Children and Youth Protection – Same Old Problems

Meeting in Detroit to Reclaim Vision of Vatican Council II

The American Catholic Council meets in Detroit June 10-12 to celebrate and reclaim the vision of Vatican Council II. Please share what you think about their defining document posted below. A CATHOLIC BILL OF RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES To be human is to have rights.  These include life and freedom, together with rights necessary to sustain … Continue reading Meeting in Detroit to Reclaim Vision of Vatican Council II

Stopping Donations Is Only Part of Solution to Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal

The results of this Catholic Standard and Times poll indicate there will always be those who continue to participate and contribute despite Archdiocesan criminal behavior. While 25% say they will donate less, 15% say they will become MORE active in their parish and 38% say the current crisis won't affect their participation at all. Visit and … Continue reading Stopping Donations Is Only Part of Solution to Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal

Kansas City Star Calls for Bishop’s Resignation

Why won't The Philadelphia Inquirer's editorial board take this strong a stand? Kudos to the Kansas City Star. Even though Cardinal Rigali sent in his resignation papers upon his 75th birthday (as required), our newspapers could do a better job of making him more uncomfortable while he waits. "Kansas City Star Calls for Bishop Finn's … Continue reading Kansas City Star Calls for Bishop’s Resignation

Panel of Experts to Answer Questions on Catholics4Change

Clergy sex abuse, the cover up and related issues raise so many questions. In an effort to serve our readership, Catholics4Change has assembled a panel of experts to answer queries related to their specialties. Whether your question involves PA legislation, Canon Law, archdiocesan policy, spirituality, victim support - we will do our best to get … Continue reading Panel of Experts to Answer Questions on Catholics4Change