- Aug 3, 2020
In the face of the coronavirus, how many parishes have made sure every parishioner has received a phone call to check in on them? That’s the suggestion of author Chris Lowney, who has been writing about more effective Church leadership for years.
For most American Catholics, the unfinished business of the abuse scandals isn’t cooperation with civil authorities, which, for the most part, has been a given for a couple of decades. It’s accountability for the cover-up as well as the crime.
Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut, emphasized that recovery from the clerical abuse scandals has to involve “spiritual conversion,” focusing on the Christian basics.
The Vatican has an unusual dilemma on its hands after nearly all the nuns in a tiny French religious order threatened to renounce their vows rather than accept the Holy See’s decision to remove their superior.
The Gospel of Mark’s urgency is fit for the times in which we live.
Of all the horrific details contained in the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, one sentence stands out: “The main thing was not to help children, but to avoid ‘scandal.'”