Amy Barrett and the Intolerable

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court and the consternation that it has caused in some circles. “If… Read More

On the Feast of the Little Flower

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on his time in the St. Patrick Evangelisation School in London. “St. Thérèse of Lisieux, on whose feast I first arrived in London all… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Erin Neil, Diocese of Bridgeport

Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have a family? Where did you go to school? I grew up in Fairfield CT and I currently live in… Read More

Waiting for the “Spring”

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the fact that The Boston Globe‘s first Spotlight report (on clergy abuse) ran exactly one year after Pope John Paul II announced a… Read More

Crisis Podcast Episode 1: 2018 Show Notes

2018 A whirlwind summer: What happened? Revelations about Cardinal McCarrick, the Pennsylvania grand jury report, accusations from a Vatican diplomat, and the perceived tensions between the Holy See and the… Read More

Crisis Podcast Episode 2: How Did We Get Here? Show Notes

Pope Paul VI and Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald, s.P. Sexual abuse by clergy of the Catholic Church is not a new problem. “How Did We Get Here?” looks at the early… Read More

Crisis Podcast Episode 3: What Caused the Crisis? Show Notes

How did the Catholic Church become a place where abusers could hide? Were men who were prone to abuse drawn to the priesthood? Crisis considers theories about the root causes… Read More

Crisis Podcast Episode 4: Survivors’ Voices

When the crisis of 2018 hit, many men and women were already dealing with trauma from their own experiences of abuse. James Grein and Teresa Pitt Green share their stories,… Read More

Crisis Podcast Episode 5: What is the Church Doing to Keep Kids Safe?

Are kids safe in the Church today? This episode explores the changes of the 2002 Dallas Charter and what can still be improved, with Courtney Chase of the Archdiocese of… Read More

Crisis Podcast Episode 6: What happens when abuse is reported?

In this episode, Karna Lozoya walks listeners through the process that a clergy abuse survivor would go through today, talking with Susan Mulheron, Canonical Chancellor for the Archdiocese of St.… Read More

Crisis Podcast Episode 7: The Role of the Laity

The vast majority of Catholics are lay people; living out their mission as Christians in the world. How did the laity respond to the abuse crisis? How can the laity… Read More

Crisis Podcast Episode 8: What the Crisis Means for Priests

Since 2002, being a priest has lost much of its public respect and stature. How have priests experienced the ongoing crisis? And how has seminary formation changed in view of… Read More