Bobby Scott

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Faced with an Ongoing Sexual-Abuse Crisis, What Are Catholic Parents to Do? (The Atlantic)

By Julie Beck and Ashley Fetters- A look at the abuse crisis from the point of view of Catholic parents, including well-known Catholic moms who blog. One mom describes the… Read More

Analysis: What’s next for Cardinal Pell? (CNA)

By Ed Condon- This is an analysis of Cardinal Pell’s conviction of five counts of sexual abuse of minors and subsequent sentencing to six years in prison. Pell has maintained… Read More

Archdiocese to set up reporting system for abuse by top church officials (Boston Globe)

By Michael Levenson and Martin Finucane- This article reports on Cardinal O’Malley’s move to establish a third-party reporting system for abuse allegations against bishops in the Archdiocese of Boston. He… Read More

French cardinal to resign after conviction for failing to report abuse (CNA)

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon, was convicted on March 7, 2019 of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse to the proper authorities. His sentence of six months imprisonment… Read More

N.J. priest speaks publicly about how [Cardinal] McCarrick allegedly ruined his life

In The Washington Post, by Michelle Boorstein- The account of a priest, previously silent, who was abused by McCarrick. Rev. Lauro Sedlmayer says that he told three bishops about the… Read More

Obstinate Misdiagnosis (First Things)

By Mary Rice Hasson- The leader of the Catholic Women’s Forum writes on the mistake she perceives of the Vatican’s focusing on a class of victims (minors) rather than the… Read More

Catholic University President on bishops’ accountability

By John Garvey- Catholic University President John Garvey weighs in on the complications surrounding lay review boards for bishops. He notes that the lay faithful largely do not trust their… Read More

Celibacy: The Answer, Not the Problem (First Things)

By Rev. Carter Griffin- This essay, from a priest engaged in the formation of men for the priesthood, explains the importance of defining the current problems clearly, rather than scapegoating… Read More

McCarrick Abuse Trial: A CNA Timeline

By Michelle La Rosa- A handy reference timeline chronicling the canonical process that ended in McCarrick’s laicization. It covers June 20, the announcement from the Archdiocese of New York to… Read More

The Case of [Cardinal] McCarrick: A Failure of Fraternal Correction

In Commonweal, by Boniface Ramsey- A priest who heard many rumors of [Cardinal] McCarrick’s behavior while working at a seminary, Fr. Ramsey wrote to the nuncio (Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo) in… Read More

What the Army can teach the Catholic Church about responding to sexual abuse (America)

By James M. Dubik- Drawing from his thirty-seven-year career in the U.S. Army, Dubik explains why leadership saying, “Just trust us” will not work as a response to this crisis.… Read More

What the Bishop Zanchetta case tells us about Church leadership (Catholic World Report)

Christopher R. Altieri- This is a summary of the Zanchetta case right after the former vicar general, Father Juan José Manzano, came forward to say that the Vatican received information… Read More