Synod on clerical abuse

Vatican Sets the Stage for Abuse Summit

Cardinal Cupich and Archbishop Scicluna laid out the blueprint in a news conference Feb. 18. By Edward Pentin, Feb. 18, 2019 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s summit on the “Protection of Minors in the Church” will be dedicated to responsibility, accountability and transparency, but... read more

The Rotten Fruit of Secularization

REGISTER SYMPOSIUM: Only he who lives according to the commandments of God can be a good shepherd and a model for the flock. By Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Feb. 15, 2019 The root cause of this evil is disregard for the Sixth Commandment. Without chastity, piety and strict discipline,... read more

Vigano to McCarrick: Repent, for the sake of your soul

Vatican City, Jan 14, 2019, CNA A former papal representative to the U.S. has written an open letter to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick that urges the archbishop to repent publicly of the sexual abuse and misconduct of which he stands accused. “You, paradoxically, have at your disposal an... read more

Francis From Innocent To Guilty. Bad News From His Argentina

Francis From Innocent To Guilty. Bad News From His Argentina Tough times for the new squad of the pope’s press agents. The first public statement  that Alessandro Gisotti, the new director of the press office of the Holy See, released after embarking on his role concerns the case of... read more

A Three-day Meeting in Rome to Do What?

01/08/2019, Crisis Magazine FR. REGIS SCANLON, O.F.M. CAP Pope Francis will meet on February 21, 2019 with the bishops’ conferences of the world on protecting minors from clergy sexual abuse. But what is the problem they will be addressing? Is the problem pedophilia, homosexuality, or... read more

Cupich to Head February Synod on Abuse, O’Malley Left Out

by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  November 23, 2018 Chicago cardinal criticized for obstructing sex abuse reform VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - The pope has named Chicago's Cdl. Blase Cupich to the organizing committee for February's synod on... read more

Cardinals Cupich, Gracias Appointed to Committee for February Abuse Meeting

Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Jesuit Father Hans Zollner are the others named to the organizing committee while two women, abuse victims and members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors will help with the preparatory work. Edward Pentin Blog, Nov. 23, 2018 Cardinal... read more

New Apostolic Constitution Appears to Formalize the Hijacking of the Synod Process

By Steve Skojec, September 18, 2018 While the eyes of most of the faithful who follow Church news remain fixated on the near-constant drumbeat of new information about Clerical Abuse Scandal 2.0, another papal document has dropped, and in it, another likely time bomb. This morning, Pope... read more

Scicluna: words and promises are not enough to prevent abuse

by Carol Glatz, 18 Sep 2018 The archbishop, who oversees abuse cases at the CDF, said people want action Inviting presidents of the world’s bishops’ conference to the Vatican to discuss abuse prevention reflects an understanding that “lovely” words and promises are not enough –... read more

Pope convokes world-wide meeting of bishops on abuse crisis

by Hannah Brockhaus/CNA posted Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 All the presidents of the world's bishops conferences will meet in February 2019 Pope Francis has called for all the presidents of the Catholic bishops’ conferences of the world to meet at the Vatican in February to discuss the issue... read more