Category Archives: Clerical Sexual Abuse

Lay Rage in Chicago, Mary Eberstadt takes names, and Fr. Z rants

I find myself once again in The City of Big Shoulders, Chicago.  The last couple of days have been fascinating, as I have met an interesting priest with an interesting story and had the chance to hear about what some … Continue reading

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We are all, I think, striving to understand how we got to the point where we are.

Sunlight and fire are both effective in purifying.
In the wake of The Viganò Testimony and in accord with what Francis said on the airplane, we need to get to the bottom of things, investigate, open the dark places up for exposure … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What should we do for Ember Days?

Some (enlightened) bishops have asked the faithful in their dioceses to observe the traditional Ember Days as times of penance in reparation for sins.
From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Dear Fr Z, I wish you would do a “how to” post on fasting for … Continue reading

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Francis to clergy, seminarians, religion in Palermo: “Clericalism… one of the most difficult perversions”

Francis made a pastoral visit to Palermo.  One of the events celebrated is the 25th anniversary of the death of Fr. Pino Puglisi, a venerated local figure.  He challenged the Mafia.  They killed him.
BTW… the infamous Stonewall Inn in NYC … Continue reading

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@BishopZubik announces traditional practices for @DioPitt

Bp. Morlino, in his 27 August Statement, asked the faithful of the Diocese of Madison to observe the Ember Days as times of reparation for the sins that brought on The Present Crisis.  HERE
I read at LifeSite that Bp. Zubik of … Continue reading

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Morning After Pill of UK ‘c’atholics – @The_Tablet – falsehood about @BishopMorlino

The Morning After Pill of the liberal catholic media in the UK, The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill, aka RU-486) published a piece about states in these USA which opened investigations into clerical sexual abuse.
In that piece the writer makes a … Continue reading

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When they tell you it’s not about homosexuality, it’s about homosexuality.

Well-organized and highly motivated Team Francis has rallied the MSM and circled their obfuscating wagons around their base camp position: It’s not about homosexuality, it’s clericalism.  THAT’s the problem!  Clericalism… clericalism… clericalism.
Their other tactic is to distract with the good, but … Continue reading

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The Hunting of the Viganò

Church Militant has a fascinating story, the stuff of novels.
THE HUNT FOR VIGANÒ: VATICAN SPIES TRACKING WHISTLEBLOWER
By Rev. Michael X., JCL
Vatican officials are on the hunt for Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò.
According to sources within the Vatican, the Secretariat of State … Continue reading

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Silence=Stonewall – Wherein Fr. Z rants

My friend Fr. Raymond de Souza wrote at National Catholic Register “It’s time to turn down the temperature”. His basic idea is that Archbp. Viganò was wrong to call for Francis to resign and Team Francis were wrong to engage … Continue reading

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Priest removed from parish for clear, honest sermon about The Present Crisis

UPDATE 11 Sept:
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles released a statement. HERE.
The statement, in brief, says that Fr. G was removed NOT because of a sermon, but because of “issues with his interpersonal relationships with parish staff and parishioners”. … Continue reading

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Omnium Gatherum: Of chilling out, new revelations, and Job’s job

Some quick views of bits and pieces.
First, Michael Cook is editor of MercatorNet. He offers is a piece that we should all just “chill out” over The Present Crisis. He manages to make a few decent points, but the overall … Continue reading

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US Bishop calls for meaningful investigation and action from Francis

US Bishop after US Bishop have made statements about The Present Crisis in the wake of The Viganò Testimony.  Some are timid.  Some are in line with what a bishop ought to be.
The Bishop of Charleston, SC, Most Rev. Robert … Continue reading

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Wherein homosexualist activist @JamesMartinSJ tries to deceive you

Scandalous Jesuit and homosexualist activist James Martin has a 1700 word deceptive whine at Jesuit produced Amerika Magazine.
Let’s have a look.
First, a few comment to hold in mind as you sort through Martin’s claims, bad premises, and distortions.
Above all, Martin thinks … Continue reading

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Francis, generally voluble, now surprisingly mum

Ubi loqui et debet et potuit, qui tacet consentire videtur.
Washington Examiner:
Pope Francis normally won’t stop talking. He’s picked a funny time to go silent
by Becket Adams
| August 30, 2018 01:08 PM
For a guy who loves to talk, Pope Francis sure … Continue reading

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Francis dismissed Card. Müller who disagreed about abuse cases

LifeSite says:
Pope dismissed Cdl Müller for following Church rules on abuse cases
August 29, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A highly placed Vatican source told LifeSiteNews that Cardinal Gerhard Müller, together with his much-experienced three CDF priests, was dismissed by Pope Francis because … Continue reading

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