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Opus Dei paid $977,000 to settle sexual misconduct claim (The Washington Post)

By Michelle Boorstein- This article broke the story of the sexual misconduct of Rev. C. John McCloskey, who was a prominent Opus Dei priest who spent many years as the… Read More

Pope Warns U.S. Bishops Against Disunity Over Sex Abuse (Wall Street Journal)

By Francis X. Rocca- Pope Francis sent a letter to the U.S. Bishops as they began their retreat at Mundelein; it focused on the evils of disunity. Rocca writes that… Read More

Vatican letter undermines US cardinal on abuse (Associated Press)

Nicole Winfield- The AP obtained a copy of Cardinal Marc Ouellet’s November 11, 2018 letter to the leadership of the USCCB which gives the reason for halting the proposed vote:… Read More

NY archdiocese issued suitability letter for priest under abuse investigation (CNA)

By Ed Condon- As an example of either carelessness or a lack of concern, the Archdiocese of New York sent a letter of suitability (stating that the priest is of… Read More

Jesuits sent abusive priests to retire on Gonzaga’s campus (Associated Press)

By Emily Schwing, Aaron Sankin, and Michael Corey- This investigative report about Jesuit abuse uncovered that the leadership of the Jesuits in the Oregon province had a longstanding pattern of… Read More

Facing the flock (The Washington Post)

By Terrence McCoy- This is a “deep dive” with Fr. Brian Christensen, a pastor in Rapid City, SD whose assistant priest was imprisoned for sexual abuse of a minor. It follows… Read More

Vatican cancels USCCB vote on sex abuse reform measures (CNA)

By Ed Condon- This article covers the surprise opening of the USCCB’s Fall Plenary, when Cardinal DiNardo announced that the Holy See asked the U.S. Bishops not vote on their… Read More

Whistleblower says bishop knew (60 Minutes)

By Bill Whitaker- Siobhan O’Connor started leaking information to the press in August 2018 about priests accused of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo. She was an executive assistant… Read More

Double Lives: The Peril of Clerical Hypocrisy (Commonweal)

By Kenneth L. Woodward- In this piece, Woodward argues that McCarrick’s unmasking is more significant than the PA Grand Jury report in part because it brings the issue of homosexually… Read More

To the Bishops, before their General Assembly (First Things)

By Jayd Henricks- The former executive director of government relations at the USCCB writes to the bishops on the eve of their meeting in Baltimore. He writes from personal observation… Read More

Catholic crisis thinkers: What details change, when looking from the left and then the right? (Get Religion)

By Terry Mattingly- In this piece, Mattingly suggests that the word to watch for in coverage of the 2018 crisis is “seminaries.” He points out that in some of the coverage,… Read More

Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Bransfield (CNA)

By Hannah Brockhaus- On September 13, 2018, Pope Francis immediately accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael Bransfield of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston on his 75th birthday. At the same time,… Read More