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Catholic Bishops Promised Reform in Sex-Abuse Scandal, but They Didn’t Look at Their Own Misdeeds

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Bishop Robert Finn wasn’t going anywhere. He never alerted authorities about photos of young girls’ genitals stashed on a pastor’s laptop. He kept parishioners in the dark, letting the priest mingle with children and families. Even after a judge found the bishop guilty of failing to report the priest’s suspected child abuse — and after […]

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This Catholic Has Lost Her Patience With The Church

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On Aug. 16, 2018, Cardinal Sean O’Malley issued a statement responding to the Pennsylvania grand jury report about the cover-up of decades-long sexual abuse by priests in that state. Attempting to offer some assurance to beleaguered Catholics, O’Malley stated: “The clock is ticking for all of us in Church leadership. Catholics have lost patience with us and […]

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Time’s Up on Pope Francis and Catholic Church Leaders Being Able to Handle Clergy Abuse Crisis

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Time’s up for Pope Francis and the leaders of the Catholic Church. Catholics everywhere — and anyone who cares about children — should demand that our criminal justice system start treating the Roman Catholic Church for what many victims believe it is: an international criminal conspiracy to cover up the rape of what in the […]

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More than 1,000 Sign Letter Asking US Catholic Bishops to Resign

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As Catholics throughout Greater Boston heard Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley’s message at weekend Masses assailing the church for “clerical sins and clerical failures” that caused the clergy sex abuse crisis, a letter asking all US Catholic bishops to resign over the scandal topped 1,000 signatures. The letter, published Friday on the website Daily Theology, says […]