Bobby Scott

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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

Healing the Breach of Trust: Role of the Media

At Catholic University, the Healing the Breach of Trust series begins with a panel discussion on the role of the media in investigating, reporting, and framing our understanding of the… 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

The love that moves the sun (Catholic Philly)

By Archbishop Charles Chaput- The Archbishop of Philadelphia gave a talk on Fides et Ratio less than a month after the grand jury report made national headlines. While not focusing… 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

New allegations surface regarding [Cardinal] McCarrick and Newark priests (CNA)

By Ed Condon- A breaking news article reporting that [Cardinal] McCarrick had made sexual advances toward multiple seminarians during his tenures in Metuchen and Newark. Seven priests spoke with CNA… Read More

Victims recount sexual abuse horrors in Chilean seminary (Crux)

By Inés San Martín- This investigative piece by Ines San Martin contains first-person accounts of abuse from four former seminarians of Valparaiso and is based also on hard evidence of… Read More

Man Says Cardinal McCarrick, His ‘Uncle Ted,’ Sexually Abused Him for Years (New York Times)

By Sharon Otterman- The devastating news piece that exposed Cardinal McCarrick’s abuse of a boy he had baptized. This followed the June 20 news that there was a “credible and… Read More