News & Commentary

Aggregated news and commentary from across the web regarding cover-up of the sexual abuse scandal.

Spineless Bishops Unable to Pass Simple Resolution Calling for Release of McCarrick Documents

Spineless Bishops Unable to Pass Simple Resolution Calling for Release of McCarrick Documents

Catholic World Report /
On the last day of their fall meeting, the U.S. bishops’ conference voted down a resolution that would have “encouraged” the Holy See to release all documents on the allegations ...
Vatican Theologian: Pope Francis Must Urgently Issue Profession of Faith

Vatican Theologian: Pope Francis Must Urgently Issue Profession of Faith

Edward Pentin, Edward Pentin /
In a forceful interview with Italian Vaticanist Aldo Maria Valli, Msgr. Nicola Bux has warned that the current pontificate is issuing statements that are generating “heresies, schisms, and controversies of ...
Disgraced Bishop Timlin Defies Diocese, Attends USCCB Fall Conference

Disgraced Bishop Timlin Defies Diocese, Attends USCCB Fall Conference

A retired Scranton bishop who allegedly helped cover up decades of sex abuse cases defied the diocese and attended a national Catholic conference at which U.S. bishops were considering new ...
The Bishops Go Bust in Baltimore

The Bishops Go Bust in Baltimore

American Spectator, George Neumayr /
The USCCB’s uselessness as an agent of holiness is on display yet again. In the early days of Baltimore, if a Catholic leader had proposed a religious gathering at a ...
US Bishops’ Advisory Council: Investigate Seminaries to Prevent ‘Predatory’ Homosexual Abuse

US Bishops’ Advisory Council: Investigate Seminaries to Prevent ‘Predatory’ Homosexual Abuse

Life Site News, Stephen Kokx /
The outgoing and incoming chairpersons of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) National Advisory Council (NAC) delivered stirring presentations on the sex abuse crisis at the fall gathering ...
Review Board Chairman Urges Bishops to Resign

Review Board Chairman Urges Bishops to Resign

Catholic Culture, Phil Lawler /
Chances are, you’ve only seen quick summaries of the address by Francesco Cesareo, the chairman of the National Review Board, to the US bishops’ meeting this week. I strongly recommend ...
The Catholic Church Proves Incapable of Exorcising Clergy Sex Abuse — Again

The Catholic Church Proves Incapable of Exorcising Clergy Sex Abuse — Again

Washington Post, Editors /
IT IS EVIDENT that the Catholic Church is incapable on its own of exorcising the scourge of clergy sex abuse. The scandal raged unchecked for decades and, even after it ...
Archbishop Viganò Urges US Bishops to be ‘Courageous Shepherds’

Archbishop Viganò Urges US Bishops to be ‘Courageous Shepherds’

Catholic World Report, Staff /
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò sent Tuesday a message to the bishops of the United States, who are holding a plenary assembly, encouraging them to act as courageous shepherds in the ...
Millstone Monday

Millstone Monday

The bishops attending today’s USCCB Fall Conference in Baltimore would do well to reflect on today’s Gospel reading. Gospel Lk 17:1-6 Jesus said to his disciples, “Things that cause sin ...
Francis Blocks Vote on Sex Abuse Measures

Francis Blocks Vote on Sex Abuse Measures

 Stunning news from the US Catholic bishops’ meeting in Baltimore: The bishops of America’s 196 Catholic dioceses and archdioceses gathered in Baltimore on Monday morning, meeting for the first ...
What a Web Theodore McCarrick Weaved

What a Web Theodore McCarrick Weaved

American Spectator, George Neumayr /
And his cronies, even at this late hour, still practice to deceive. Ever since Theodore McCarrick’s exposure as a molester earlier this year, his cronies, patrons, and protectors have downplayed ...
The Conversion of the Papacy and the Present Church Crisis

The Conversion of the Papacy and the Present Church Crisis

One salutary aspect of the troubling Bergolio pontificate is that it forces us to think about the papal office as such. This appeared plainly enough in the recent response of Cardinal Ouellet ...
Did Relaxing Canon Law Contribute to the Clerical Abuse Crisis?

Did Relaxing Canon Law Contribute to the Clerical Abuse Crisis?

Life Site News, Dr. Maike Hickson /
A prelate, a canon lawyer, and a theologian say sexually abusive priests should be excommunicated. A look into the new 1983 Code of Canon Law shows that the Church, with that ...
Former USCCB Staffer to Bishops: Show Some Courage

Former USCCB Staffer to Bishops: Show Some Courage

First Things, Jayd Henricks /
Dear Eminences and Excellencies, I write to you as a former senior staffer at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), where I was entrusted with a range of ...
Bishops Offer Lots Of “Measures” — Where’s The Truth?

Bishops Offer Lots Of “Measures” — Where’s The Truth?

The Wanderer, Chris Manion /
When the USCCB meets next week in Baltimore, their website tells us they will “vote on a series of concrete measures to respond to the abuse crisis.” As usual, these ...
US Bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development Continues to Fund Pro-Abortion, Pro-LGBT Groups

US Bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development Continues to Fund Pro-Abortion, Pro-LGBT Groups

Life Site News, Lisa Bourne /
Grants from the U.S. Bishops’ domestic anti-poverty arm are again benefitting groups associated with support for abortion and open homosexuality, new reports from the Lepanto Institute say. The United States ...
Miters and Millstones

Miters and Millstones

The Catholic Thing, Stephen White /
I once heard a homily on the vocation of priests, which concluded with this challenge to the young men of the parish: “If there’s not at least some part of ...
Louisiana: New Catholic Priest Abuse Reports Test Legacies of Archbishops

Louisiana: New Catholic Priest Abuse Reports Test Legacies of Archbishops

Nola, Staff /
As the rain ceased and the skies cleared on the afternoon of Sept. 12, 1987, the world leader of Roman Catholicism stepped to the altar of a canopied pavilion at ...
McCarrick's Seminarians

McCarrick’s Seminarians

Maureen Mullarkey /
Ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick interests me less than the seminarians who kept mum for so many years. The saga of this man is far larger than the story of one libertine ...
Guam: Amid Abuse Lawsuits, Archdiocese Files for Bankruptcy

Guam: Amid Abuse Lawsuits, Archdiocese Files for Bankruptcy

Catholic World Report, Staff /
The Archdiocese of Agaña, Guam has announced that it will file for bankruptcy, following mediation efforts in September regarding clerical abuse claims in the country. Archbishop Michael Byrnes said the ...
Atlanta: Bombshell Documents Name Catholic Clergy Accused of Abusing Minors

Atlanta: Bombshell Documents Name Catholic Clergy Accused of Abusing Minors

WSBTV, Staff /
The Catholic archbishop of Atlanta has released bombshell documents naming over a dozen priests and other clergy in the Atlanta metro area accused of sexually abusing minors. Channel 2’s Tom Regan went to ...
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