- Dec 10, 2019
Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick has encouraged a fresh collaboration between the Church and the government of the Republic of Ireland.
A pair of open letters to Pope Francis asking him for answers to charges of cover-ups by him and others over abuse allegations against retired Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington were sponsored by the Catholic Women’s Forum, a project of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a Washington-based think tank.
Prelates in Germany and Austria have united to support Pope Francis in response to a former papal nuncio’s demand for his resignation.
A top official from the Vatican Secretariat of State acknowledged allegations made by a New York priest in 2000 concerning Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, according to a letter obtained by Catholic News Service.
In January 2014, Archbishop John Nienstedt, then the leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, charged his subordinates with investigating allegations of sexual misconduct that had been made against him, but an auxiliary bishop says that investigation was “doomed to fail.”
As a new wave of abuse scandals rock the Roman Catholic Church, critics say the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska is now paying the price for its unwillingness to change and lack of transparency.