- Jul 9, 2020
Jim and Amanda Brady rely on faith and on each other to sustain them in their often challenging work. Amanda, a 911 dispatcher, routinely spends 12 hour shifts talking to people at death’s door, and Jim can relate — probably better than most husbands — because he is a funeral director.
The 1.3 million parishioners of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have a new spiritual leader.
The 156 young men who call St. Charles Borromeo Seminary prepare to enter ministry at a time when scandals have driven the faithful from pews, shaken the church’s highest tiers and cast doubt on the motivations of those who say they’re answering a call to serve.
Recovery from the Church’s abuse crisis also can be a challenge for those working on the front lines with victims and for Catholics simply trying to live out their faith.
An aging monsignor who was the first U.S. church official ever tried and sent to prison over his handling of priest-abuse complaints could soon be retried in the 2011 case with one thing missing — the victim.