A Consistory, but not (yet) a Conclave

The College of Cardinals will convene in Rome at the end of this week for a series of events which will undoubtedly be watched with more than the usual level… 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

What the Bishop Zanchetta case tells us about Church leadership (Catholic World Report)

Christopher R. Altieri- This is a summary of the Zanchetta case right after the former vicar general, Father Juan José Manzano, came forward to say that the Vatican received information… Read More

Vatican letter undermines US cardinal on abuse (Associated Press)

Nicole Winfield- The AP obtained a copy of Cardinal Marc Ouellet’s November 11, 2018 letter to the leadership of the USCCB which gives the reason for halting the proposed vote:… Read More

Piecemeal but Concrete Beginnings of Reform

Stephen White of Catholic University writes about the Holy Father’s acceptance of the resignation of auxiliary Bishop Salazar after alleged “misconduct with a minor.” “The Salazar case is a textbook… Read More

For Their Sake and for Ours…

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the Youth Synod, in view of the sexual abuse crisis. “I’ve said before: If reform does not come from and through the pope… Read More

Ask and You Shall Receive? USCCB Trip to Rome

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the seeming failure of the USCCB delegation’s visit to Pope Francis. “Rome seems to have little sense of how demoralizing it is for… Read More

Vatican envoy in Chile says up to Pope to release sex abuse report (Reuters)

By Aislinn Laing and Dave Sherwood- This short piece covers Archbishop Scicluna’s final 2,300-page report to the pope regarding the situation in Chile. Scicluna says that it is up to… Read More