- Feb 24, 2021
The Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus announced Tuesday that the fraternal organization will sponsor a U.S. tour of the heart of St. John Vianney, in the wake of the Archbishop Theodore McCarrick scandal.
Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon says the current crisis of sexual abuse within the Church is “a time for saints” in order to “rectify the institutional failures that allow such grave offenses to occur.”
Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley says he takes “full responsibility” for the failure of an allegation of sexual abuse against then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from reaching his hands.
Allegations that disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick engaged in sex with adult seminarians have inflamed a long-running debate about the presence of gay men in the Roman Catholic priesthood.
The Irish media is abuzz with speculation about whether Pope Francis will or won’t meet sexual abuse survivors on his 32-hour visit next weekend, but the real question may be what happens if he does.
As the Catholic Church struggles with a new wave of clergy abuse cases, several prominent evangelical institutions have been rocked in recent weeks by their own sexual misconduct allegations against pastors and church leaders who exploited the trust they had gained from faithful churchgoers.