Lay oversight of Catholic bishops is needed—but it should be a process that respects the principle of apostolic succession while providing a check on the successors of the apostles.
Cardinal Cupich presented a framework for “clear procedures to hold bishops involved in misconduct and mishandling [of abuse cases] accountable.”
“The hour is serious, poverty is increasing; the common good is threatened,” Haiti’s bishops wrote. “The country is on the brink of collapse!”
“We all know that canon law has to be changed so that it stops protecting the priesthood of ordained men over the lives of children," Anne Barrett Doyle, the co-director of BishopAccountability.org, told reporters.
Leaders of the Catholic Church in the United States react to the laicization of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and reflect on what it means for the Church as it tries to confront the abuse crisis.
The engagement with intersectionality by moral theologians continues the historical process by which the tradition has always learned from ways of knowing outside of itself.