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Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Jenny Michaelson

 Jenny Michaelson Victim Assistance Corrdinator in the Archdiocese of Anchorage – Juneau Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have a family? What did you study? How… Read More

A Different Kind of Transparency

Stephen White of Catholic University looks at the newly-released vademecum from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It has been described by the CDF as a manual for… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Amy Cordon, Baton Rouge

This is the first interview in our new series, profiling the Victim Assistance Coordinators for Catholic dioceses around the country! This month, we interviewed Amy Cordon from the Diocese of… Read More

Our Deeper Task

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the current situation in America; a state of seeming confusion about who we are. “We need the Church now, as ever, to help… Read More

Are These Not My People?

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the current unrest and racial tensions in the U.S. in light of the Gospel and the USCCB pastoral document on racism, “Open Wide… Read More

Catholic Schools and the Common Good

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on what is unique about Catholic schools in America. “At their best, Catholic schools teach young people to see the world in the light… Read More

Pope’s new sex abuse rules are a revolution for the Church (America Magazine)

Kurt Martens, ordinary professor of canon law at The Catholic University of America School of Canon Law and the editor of The Jurist, explains the significance of Pope Francis’ new… Read More

U.S. bishops dialogue with abuse survivors in first-of-its-kind gathering

Katie Scott (Catholic Sentinel)- A conference in D.C. brings together clergy abuse survivors and prelates, including Cardinal Sean O’Malley, to speak frankly “as a family where there’s been dysfunction.” Read… Read More

Missouri bishop urges broader approach to help survivors, parishes heal

By Rhina Guidos (CNS)- Bishop Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City, MO participated in a national event that brought together more than 12 bishops, including him, and a small group of… Read More

Catholic University Abuse conference seeks honest exchange between bishops and victims

By Christopher White- A conference at the Catholic University of America brought together clerical sex abuse survivors and over a dozen Catholic bishops for a daylong discussion on “healing a… 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

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