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An Open Letter to My Bishop

By Eric Sammons, One Peter Five, August 8, 2019 Recently, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati suspended two priests from active ministry. The details surrounding both suspensions are disturbing and make clear that secrecy, corruption, and a lack of faith still prevail within the Catholic Church.... read more

Argentine bishop tapped by Pope for Vatican job faces abuse trial

By Inés San Martín, Crux, Aug 8, 2019 ORAN, Argentina - Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, a prelate from Pope Francis’s native country whom the pontiff brought to Rome and gave a Vatican job in 2017 and who’s now facing charges of sexually abusing seminarians, is expected to appear in court in... read more

PRIESTS STAND TRIAL IN ARGENTINA FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING DEAF AND MUTE CHILDREN

by William Mahoney, Ph.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 5, 2019    Pope Francis has yet to do anything MENDOZA, Argentina (ChurchMilitant.com) - In a case known to Pope Francis since he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, priests who worked at a... read more
Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich, USA, published on Twitter the picture of a gay-themed crucifix.

Crazy Church: Cardinal Cupich Celebrates Gay Crucifix

en.news, July 31,2019 The photo was taken on July 28 during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Parish St. Martha in Morton Grove. It shows Cupich presiding a New Rite Eucharist, surrounded by four co-presiders. Behind Cupich on the wall is the crucifix. It has the shape of... read more
Deacon Mike Manno

Stay And Fight, Here’s Why… A Bishop Speaks To A Suffering Church

By Deacon Mike Manno, Jd., The Wanderer, July 22, 2019 So, what do you do about the scandals in the Church? Well, for most subscribers to this publication the answer is pretty clear: Church is home and we don’t intent to be run out of it. We may not like what has transpired, and while we have... read more

What Has Changed at Catholic Seminaries?

COMMENTARY: Many Catholics are unaware that the reform of seminaries began 30 years ago. By Msgr. Andrew Baker and Father Carter Griffin, July 19, 2019 Many Catholics, understandably, have grown skeptical of seminary formation. After all, it is priests and bishops who have caused the scandal... read more

Vatican announces sanctions on disgraced Bishop Bransfield

By Christine Rousselle, Catholic News Agency, July 19, 2019 Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop emeritus of Wheeling-Charleston, will no longer be allowed to participate in public Masses or live within his former diocese. He must “make personal amends” for the harm he brought to the... read more

A Leaven In The World . . . Sexual Immorality Begins With Teaching Failures

By Fr. Kevin M. Cusick, The Wanderer, July 15, 2019 “For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. “But you have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to stumble by your... read more

Laxity in Seminaries as a Contributing Cause to the Sex-Abuse Crisis

COMMENTARY: It seems that improvements have been made in many seminaries, but are they genuine or just window dressing? Janet E. Smith “Hide the handsome ones.” That was what was “jokingly” said when Theodore McCarrick would visit seminaries. It disgusts me that such “jokes”... read more

Laxity in Seminaries as a Contributing Cause to the Sex-Abuse Crisis

By Janet E. Smith, National Catholic Register, July 10, 2019 “Hide the handsome ones.” That was what was “jokingly” said when Theodore McCarrick would visit seminaries. It disgusts me that such “jokes” — which clearly portrayed a reality — did not lead to a thorough investigation... read more

Addressing the roots of clergy sex abuse

Priests not capable of change or undergoing therapy are better dismissed from the priesthood By Father Amado L. Picardal CSsR, Crux, June 28, 2019 [This is the final part of a three-part series from Redemptorist Father Amado Picardal on the clerical sex abuse crisis.] At the root of... read more
The Holy See chose not to dissolve the Legionaries of Christ, which it had founded in 1941, but to reform it in depth. (Photo by ALESSANDRA TARANTINO/AP)

Regnum Christi Movement, Legion of Christ revamped Changes and safeguards in new statutes in the wake of sexual abuse by its founder Marcial Maciel

Pope Francis meets with Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta. Credit: Vatican Media.

Zanchetta to stand trial in Argentina for sexual abuse of seminarians

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Sexual misconduct with adults next scandal facing the U.S. Church (Credit: Pixabay.)

Sexual misconduct with adults next scandal facing the U.S. Church