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

Why does the Catholic church keep failing on sexual abuse? (The Atlantic)

By Emma Green- This profile of Cardinal Sean O’Malley that appeared in The Atlantic sets up the various challenges reformers in the Church face on the issue of sexual abuse… Read More

Mr. McCarrick’s Mess

Stephen White of Catholic University looks at the impending laicization of Ted McCarrick. “In one sense, laicization would bring McCarrick’s part in the saga of the clerical sex-abuse crisis 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

Healing The Breach of Trust: Questions from the audience

The Catholic University’s Healing the Breach of Trust March event ends with a question-and-answer session with the day’s panelists: Sr. Nancy Bauer, O.S.B. – Catholic University, Bronwen McShea – Princeton… Read More

Healing The Breach of Trust: Canon Law, History, Theology

The second session of Catholic University’s Healing the Breach of Trust series continues with presentations on the theological and historical foundations of the laity’s role in responding to the crisis:… Read More

Healing The Breach of Trust: Age of the Laity

Catholic University’s Healing the Breach of Trust series continues with addresses by Christopher Ruddy, Catholic University, on The Engagement of the Laity and Vatican II, and by Bronwen McShea, Princeton… Read More

Healing The Breach of Trust at Catholic University: Cardinal DiNardo and President Garvey

Catholic University’s Healing the Breach of Trust series continues with addresses by President John Garvey and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and president of U.S. bishops’ conference, on the… Read More

Knowing What We’re Up Against as Laity and Clergy

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the need for engaging the laity, both in understanding its role in the crisis, and its possibility to help bring the Church out… Read More