Cardinal Wuerl withdraws from World Meeting of Families in Dublin Remember abuser Cdl O'Brien in UK withdrew from the conclave and then resigned shortly afterward.
Bishops need to get out of the way of abuse investigators. We need lay leaders who won’t go soft — such as former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, who was forced off an abuse-investigative board back in 2003 after he refused to apologize for comparing the bishops’ coverup to the Mafia.
In May, all 31 of Chile’s bishops offered their resignations to Pope Francis in the wake of a blistering 2,300-page report on the failure to address decades of abuse there.
That should stand as a warning to Wuerl and other “minimizers” in the US hierarchy: Denial is only deepening the scandal.
Powerful 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Fiji ...too deep for a tsunami
Something rotten in Sacramento Archdiocese
Phil Lawler wrote in 2002 “What the bishops “didn’t get” is the simple, stark reality that they were the problem. Yes, certainly the priests who molested young people were a huge problem. But the secondary shock—the scandal that rattled public confidence in the Catholic hierarchy—was the realization that many bishops had covered up the scandal. Worse: that many bishops had lied to their people. And not just the bishops: during the “Long Lent” of 2002, Americans had learned about a culture of inertia in the clergy, a habit of mendacity. In Dallas the bishops talked about how to discipline wayward priests; they said very little about how to restore trust in their own leadership”
Bishop McElroy responds to the report written by the late abuse expert, Dr. Richard Sipe, in which he met with with McElroy warning him about McCarrick and seeking help through the 'proper channels'. McCarrick. (McElroy was his bishop in San Diego) Like other bishops we have seen this week, enabler McElroy dismissed the report and refused further contact so Sipe resorted to a process server to present the written findings to the bishop.
Pope Francis Announces Commission To Address Sex Abuse Cases
Thrashing in the water? Typical behavior of a mega
monster organization without a clue, looking at other
causes, not its own elitist, warped bishops. Pray
things will be different.
Deceased loved ones are closer than you think
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Hurricane Lane (Pacific) intensifies to a Category 4 storm Projected to lose power and pass south of Hawaii.
An 88-year-old Florida man was arrested after police said he burned a trapped raccoon alive because the animal had eaten his mangoes This guy sounds like Joseph de Angelo (Golden State Killer) 10 years older. Backgound should be checked.
New Allegations Surface Regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark Priests “He had a type: tall, slim, intelligent — but no smokers.”
Ebola Outbreak Soars As Violent ‘No-Go Zones’ Block Aid For Dying Victim Expert: The outbreak could quickly evade containment and go global