NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK
The McCarrick report is a historical accounting that doesn’t hold anyone accountable, and it will have no practical consequences.
Here we follow-up on some disgraced prelates and their inner circles who did the dirty work of covering fraudulent, criminal behavior.
It’s no coincidence that financial corruption walks hand in hand with sexual immorality. Where you find one, you’ll often find the other.
The Catholic Church's sex-abuse problem is caused by predators who wear clerical collars and who are protected by a clericalist culture.
Few are the churchmen who are willing to speak publicly about the root cause of the sex-abuse crisis: the scourge of homosexuality in the priesthood.
The Pope has convened a summit for February with the presidents of all bishops’ conferences to discuss ‘protection of minors.’
Then as now, opinion makers try to reduce those who testify against Church corruption to resentful reactionaries working out their revenge.
Archbishop Viganò has cracked open the Vatican cone of silence and exposed what might be a Church-wide cover-up of McCarrick’s crimes.
Many, many priests and bishops knew Theodore McCarrick was a serial molester and yet, somehow, McCarrick got the ultimate appointment to the Archdiocese of Washington D.C., and was elevated to the rank of cardinal.
What happens when the Archbishop of San Francisco comes face-to-face with costumed blasphemers? He gives them Communion.
The former Dominican Master General says Catholics need to stretch their minds by reading gay novels, having gay friends and listening to them.
Neuhaus calls on Benedict to issue a "discernable and decisive response" to the document on homosexuals in the seminaries. There is little likelihood of that.
Why have we seen so little reference in the mainstream media to the role of homosexual culture played in the clergy sex abuse scandal.
Fr. Thomas Reese, S.J., the former editor of America magazine, said that "with the shortage of priests, the church can hardly afford to dismiss gay seminarians."
As for apologies to homosexuals, the saga of San Diego Bishop Robert Brom could be instructive.
WRESTLER PRIESTS AND LAPDOG EDITORS
Michael S. Rose
Elder's reputation was tarnished by the revelation that five priests who formerly taught at the high school were suspended for substantiated allegations of sex abuse.
Our diocesan-sponsored training course on sexual abuse misses the mark by diverting attention away from the root cause of the clergy sex abuse scandal.
THE CASE OF FR. JAMES HALEY
Ever since Haley's testimony in the legal deposition was made public and reported in the media, the bishop went on an offensive to demonize the whistleblower priest.
ARE CERTAIN AMERICAN BISHOPS RACKETEERS?
A former seminarian's investigation revealed a pattern of deception in the dioceses of Boston, L.A., St. Louis, Minneapolis, Chicago, Manchester, and Portland.
Uh, well... maybe because they're part of the problem
Some Catholics believe in universal salvation because they refuse to give up their sins.
A gang of 26 priests in the Altoona-Johnstown diocese demand gay-friendly seminarians.
Archbishop Weakland empties Church coffers for his...uh, young male lover.
Fr. Paul Shaughnessy blows the lid off the homosexualist subculture in the priesthood.
- Karl Keating