- Jan 23, 2021
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston announced three key goals and a comprehensive plan to address the “moral catastrophe” of the new abuse scandal hitting the U.S. Church.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl has laid out his vision for lay participation in new oversight structures as part of the ongoing response to recent scandals in the Church in the United States.
In a June 2015 letter to Boston’s Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, a New York priest tells the prelate about “sexual abuse/harassment/intimidation” allegations he had heard concerning then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick.
A group of young Catholics has urged the U.S. bishops to “take clear action” by conducting an independent investigation of who knew what and when about actions by Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, who has been accused of sexual abuse.
Metuchen Bishop James F. Checchio told Catholics in his diocese Aug. 7 he continues “to be saddened and ashamed” by reports of “the abhorrent events we have been learning about in regard to Archbishop McCarrick — and I know you must be, too.”
Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory issued a print and video statement Aug. 9 expressing his “profound anger, sadness and distress concerning sexual abuse by Church leaders of children, young people and those over whom they exercised authority.”