Faith DispatchesMichael J. O’LoughlinAugust 22, 2018
“People don’t want finessed press releases. They want to name their betrayal out loud, in public, in sacred space.”
Faith NewsMichael J. O’LoughlinAugust 16, 2018
“Those who have suffered are his priority, and the Church wants to listen to them to root out this tragic horror.”
Faith NewsMichael J. O’LoughlinAugust 14, 2018
The state’s attorney general said that his office’s two-year investigation identified 301 priests who abused children and more than 1,000 victims.
Faith DispatchesMichael J. O’LoughlinAugust 07, 2018
It appears “there was somebody [who] dropped the ball.”
Faith NewsMichael J. O’LoughlinAugust 06, 2018
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger said, “we have reached a point where bishops alone investigating bishops is not the answer.”
Faith DispatchesMichael J. O’LoughlinAugust 03, 2018
Pope Francis has revised the church’s catechism to state that the death penalty is no longer admissible.
Faith DispatchesMichael J. O’LoughlinAugust 01, 2018
“We join with all those demanding the end of a culture that ignores or tolerates sexual abuse of Catholic sisters or any other adult or minor perpetrated by those in positions of trust in the church community.”
Pennsylvania diocese releases full list of clergy accused of sex abuse, strips names of bishops from buildingsMichael J. O’LoughlinAugust 01, 2018
“Anyone accused of sexual misconduct will have his name removed from any place of honor.”
Faith NewsMichael J. O’LoughlinJuly 31, 2018
Some experts believe that while many seminaries have established policies to protect adults studying to be priests and members of religious communities, seminary culture sometimes remains an obstacle to protecting them from predatory behavior.
Faith DispatchesMichael J. O’LoughlinJuly 30, 2018
When allegations first surfaced regarding then-Cardinal McCarrick last month, some church officials called for new regulations and policies that apply to charges of misconduct and mismanagement against bishops. But in his letter, Bishop Scharfenberger said such changes alone will not be enough to