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German Catholic Archbishop Offers to Resign from Office After Abuse Report Findings

A long-awaited report published on Thursday raised serious concerns about Archbishop Heße’s handling of several cases during his time in Cologne. National Catholic Register, March 19, 2021 HAMBURG, Germany — A German Catholic archbishop announced on Thursday that he was offering his... read more

Cardinal Marx’s Handling of Abuse Cases Under Scrutiny

A criminologist who was commissioned by the German bishops to investigate clergy abuse cases has alleged that the cardinal intervened to undermine his investigation. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, March 17, 2021 VATICAN CITY — German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has rejected as... read more

Ampleforth College: Catholic school in child abuse scandal fails new inspection

By Nicola Woolcock, The Times (UK) March 9, 2021 Ampleforth College, the Catholic school that is banned from taking new pupils after a child sex abuse scandal, has failed another Ofsted inspection. The school said that the latest findings related to “procedural” issues rather than... read more

Toxic Chanceries

By Michele McAloon, Crisis, March 8, 2021 Despite sincere efforts by many to curb the sexual abuse crisis and initiate reform in the institutional Church, the true disease has yet to be cured. A significant problem still lies in the work environments of the chanceries and tribunals in dioceses... read more

Dodge City bishop under investigation for alleged abuse of a minor

By Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency, February 9, 2021 The Bishop of Dodge City is under a Vatican-ordered Vos estis investigation over allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas announced Feb. 8 that it was “made aware” that Bishop John Brungardt of... read more

American seminary in Rome to defend itself against lawsuit alleging ‘predatory homosexuality’

By CNA Staff, February 6, 2121 The American seminary in Rome has said it will defend itself “vigorously” against a lawsuit filed by a former student who says he was blocked from continuing his studies there after he had witnessed inappropriate homosexual contact on the part of the vice... read more

Archbishop Viganò: Between The Lines Of the McCarrick Report

BETWEEN THE LINESof the report of the secretariat of stateon Theodore McCarrick The McCarrick Report published by the Secretariat of State on November 10, 2020, has been the object of numerous comments. Some point out its shortcomings, while others praise it as a proof of Bergoglio’s... read more

US Catholic bishops’ response to McCarrick report is sad but predictable

by Thomas Reese, Religion News Service, November 23, 2020 The discussion of the Vatican report on ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick by the U.S. bishops at their annual fall meeting was sad but predictable — sad because the bishops failed to communicate that they understood the report's... read more

The McCarrick Report’s Unanswered Questions

Document represents one important step in fostering authentic renewal. By Michael Warsaw, National Catholic Register, November 13, 2020 The long-awaited McCarrick Report, detailing the rise and fall of the former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, was finally released Nov. 10. First promised two... read more

Profiles in Clericalism: The real flaw of the McCarrick Report

By Robert Mickens, LaCroix, November 14, 2020 In the end, it was just about what was to be expected. The exceedingly long and long awaited report on the history of Theodore McCarrick's rise to the penultimate rung of the Catholic hierarchy is now out. And it's being interpreted in almost... read more

McCarrick Report at odds with Cardinal Wuerl’s claims of ignorance

By Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency, November 13, 2020 The McCarrick Report sheds new light on when former Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, knew of allegations made against his predecessor, and what steps he and Vatican officials took to monitor or restrict McCarrick’s travel... read more
Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz, retired archbishop of Wroclaw, Poland

‘Hard times’ ahead for Church in Poland after cardinal sanctioned by Vatican