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

What Catholic universities are doing to address the sex abuse crisis (CNA)

By Mary Rezak- Catholic News Agency profiled the efforts of several Catholic universities to participate in renewal efforts in the wake of the sexual abuse crisis of 2018. The Catholic… Read More

New Leadership in Baltimore and Boston

Stephen White of Catholic University reports on how the archdioceses of Baltimore and Boston each set up a third-party reporting system in 2019 that would accept allegations against the bishop.PCP… Read More

Many U.S. Catholics Question Their Membership Amid Scandal (Gallup)

Jeffrey M. Jones- As the Catholic church responds to more allegations of sexual abuse of young people by priests, an increasing percentage of Catholics are re-examining their commitment to 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

Stephen White discusses The Catholic Project (The Patrick McCormack Show/Relevant Radio)

Stephen White, Executive Director of The Catholic Project at Catholic University, discussed the work of The Catholic Project on The Patrick McCormack Show on Relevant Radio.

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

The Stakes are being Raised

Stephen White of Catholic University assesses the Vatican’s February 2019 meeting on sexual abuse and the gaps that remain. “Last week’s summit in Rome did not address the problem of… 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