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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.