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New Website announced: ReportBishopAbuse.org

New Website announced: ReportBishopAbuse.org We were amused in reading the March 20-April 2 edition of the Florida Catholic which seemed to tout what so many have been waiting for in any possible reform of the Church. The headline story read: “Reporting system to record abuse complaints against bishops begins.” With our vast experience of being… Continue reading New Website announced: ReportBishopAbuse.org

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Confronting causes of clericalism: original sin, institutional dynamics

by Fr. Peter Daly Seven Deadly Sins, St. Peter's Church, Linchmere The faces of monks illustrate deadly sins in this detail from a circa 1300 sculpture. (Wikimedia Commons/Simon Burchell) Reforming the priesthood will mean reducing the effects of clericalism. Clericalism is a real thing, not a myth or mirage. It is a sense of elitism… Continue reading Confronting causes of clericalism: original sin, institutional dynamics

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On the last two successive Saturdays, an individual was pulled over for a DUI as the clock approached midnight.  Both cases made the news. 

On the last two successive Saturdays, an individual was pulled over for a DUI as the clock approached midnight.  Both cases made the news. In Case I, the individual was charged with driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level twice the legal state limit. The vehicle was observed swerving within its lane, touching the… Continue reading On the last two successive Saturdays, an individual was pulled over for a DUI as the clock approached midnight.  Both cases made the news. 

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The Catholic Herald, a Roman Catholic weekly newspaper based in London has reported on the scandal involving Bishop emeritus Michael Bransfield of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia. 

The Catholic Herald, a Roman Catholic weekly newspaper based in London has reported on the scandal involving Bishop emeritus Michael Bransfield of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia.  According to the Herald, Bishop Bransfield has been credibly accused of sexual misconduct with adults and of serious financial malfeasance.  Bishop Mark Brennan has just been announced… Continue reading The Catholic Herald, a Roman Catholic weekly newspaper based in London has reported on the scandal involving Bishop emeritus Michael Bransfield of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia. 

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Pope Francis, spoke of the special relationship that Bishops are meant to have with their priests.

On Monday (yesterday), Pope Francis spoke to the Bishops of Italy gathered in Vatican City for a CEI assembly. In his address, Pope Francis, spoke of the special relationship that Bishops are meant to have with their priests. For the most obvious reasons, we share some parts of the Pope’s address with you. Pope Francis… Continue reading Pope Francis, spoke of the special relationship that Bishops are meant to have with their priests.