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

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

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

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

Cardinal McCarrick, seminarians and abuse: how could this happen? (America Magazine)

By Father James Martin, S.J.- A three-part theory about how the McCarrick situation could happen. Martin looks at the reasons a young man in the seminary may have for staying… Read More