- May 27, 2020
After the first allegations of abuse against Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick were publicized in mid-June, employees at the U.S. bishops’ conference headquarters in Washington were bracing for calls from Catholics confused, outraged or anything in between regarding the emerging scandal.
State-of-the-art technology has given students tremendous academic tools but it isn’t cheap and Catholic schools have had to be creative in raising money to get their schools up to speed with modern equipment.
The general assembly for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious emphasized the conference’s recommitment to a 2016 resolution that recognized “racism as a systemic, structural cause underlying and contributing to the multiple situations of injustice identified in the LCWR Call.”
After the allegations of criminal sexual abuse and serial sexual misconduct against then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick became public this summer, one prominent Catholic lawyer in Houston was perplexed why the Church did not utilize compliance methods that even small to mid-size U.S. corporations routinely follow.
Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl said Aug. 14 that during his tenure as bishop of Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2006, he “established strong policies that addressed the needs of abuse survivors, removed priests from ministry and protected the most vulnerable in the community.”
A long-awaited report detailing decades of child sexual abuse and cover-up in Pennsylvania has finally been released, issuing a searing condemnation of the response of the Church to abuse allegations, saying they shielded abusers for decades.