- Jul 9, 2020
For more than 38 years, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa has preached to the pope and top officials of the Roman Curia. In early January, he will lead the weeklong retreat of the U.S. bishops.
In the ongoing effort to tackle clerical sexual abuse, one of the proposals discussed by the U.S. bishops in their fall general assembly was the drafting of a new code of conduct for bishops, which would specifically address the issue of accountability.
Speaking to journalists Friday, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh said that when it comes to the clerical abuse crisis scarring global Catholicism, some areas of the world and the ecclesial sphere still haven’t grasped the severity of the issue.
Halfway through this month’s Synod of Bishops on young people, faith and vocational discernment, young people say damage to the Church’s credibility because of global clerical abuse scandals is a major point to address, but another topic is also on their mind: women.
Speaking at the Vatican on Friday, Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles told reporters he believed Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s resignation came in ‘good conscience.’
Young people taking part in an Oct. 3-28 summit of bishops in Rome say recent scandals haven’t dampened their faith.