Category Archives: Clerical Sexual Abuse

Letter of @BishopMorlino of @MadisonDiocese concerning the present crisis

Many bishops in these USA and in Canada are making statements in wake of L’Affaire McCarrick and the PA Grand Jury Report. Some are better than others. The Bishop of Madison, Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary) … Read More

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Archbp. Cordileone’s Letter to the people of @ArchdioceseSF Fr. Z kudos and a mini-rant.

A priest friend sent me a copy of the letter address to the people of the Archdiocese of San Francisco by his Excellency Most Rev. Samuel Cordileone. His letter addresses the present crisis. The letter is impressive. Among the things … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z offers one of the hardest posts he has ever written – UPDATED WITH YOUR COMMENTS

This foreword was written after I wrote the rest, as forewords usually are.  This is one of the hardest posts I’ve ever written.  It was physically uncomfortable to hack this out, and I had to stop several times and walk … Read More

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Card. Burke interviewed by Raymond Arroyo. The Cardinal’s advice.

His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke (whom Clement XIV-II would give the title “Indagator Particularis in perpetuo)” was on Raymond Arroyo’s show last night. Here is the full video. I set it to start at the interview. Among interesting moments … Read More

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The Rite of Degradation From The Order of Priesthood. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

A while back I posted about the old Rite of Degradation of a Bishop, found even in rather modern editions of the traditional Pontificale Romanum.  I posted the text, some notes and my translation. The rites are provided for degrading an … Read More

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The PA Grand Jury Report

In December of 1776, Thomas Paine penned the immortal words: These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it … Read More

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Omnium Gatherum: Francis falling, beans in flasks, Fishwrap’s Defarge, sexual abuse by nuns

I am making my way through various links which the trusted and not so trusted have sent for my attention.  It is like mucking out a stall each day. That said, here is an Omnium Gatherum post with some comments. … Read More

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Archd. BOSTON – @bostoncatholic – Seminary and Cathedral

Have you seen that there is now an investigation of St. John’s Seminary in Boston.  Card. O’Malley announced that the rector is now on sabbatical now and he appointed a task group to examine “issues of sexual harassment or other forms … Read More

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PODCAzT 164: Open Letter From A Young Priest To Bishops

At Crisis there is posted an open letter from an anonymous young priest to bishops. It is a cri de coeur. Where Are the Bishops Who Will Defend Faithful Priests? I read this letter today, so that it will have … Read More

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“Cancel the Dublin gathering and instead lead a two-day procession of public penitence”

In Dublin, there is scheduled a World Meeting of Families, later this month. Is this a good idea right now? Given what is going on, is an autumn Synod on Young People (where homosexual stuff is sure to be soft-peddled … Read More

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Such was SNAP

While we abominate the abuse of children by anyone, and even more strongly abhor by clergy, I also scorn those who used the horrid scandal to tear at the fabric of the Church. Such was the group SNAP. I read … Read More

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How Pope Francis handles abuse cases and the CDF

At the American Conservative see Rod Dreher’s piece “Pope Francis & Child Abusers”. Dreher references Doughery’s “blockbuster” column at This Week. The Catholic Church has long been plagued by sickening scandals involving priests abusing children. And there is reportedly another scandal … Read More

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Falsely accused priest dies in prison…

People who knowingly lie and falsely accuse priests of things they did not do, risk eternal Hell.  They not only violate the truth and justice, they commit the heinous sin of sacrilege. From MediaReport: The night before falsely accused priest Rev. … Read More

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Pope Francis dismissed pedophile priest in Argentina from clerical state

Via AP Pope excommunicates pedophile Argentine priest [Perhaps he was just dismissed from the clerical state? On the Diocesan site we read: El Obispado de San Isidro comunica que el Santo Padre ha decretado la dimisión del Pbro. José Mercau … Read More

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Citizen Wesolowski, laicized for violating minors

By now you will have heard that Jozef Wesolowski, an Archbishop and the former Nuncio to the Dominican Republic, has been laicized. It is not known exactly where he is at the moment, I believe. When the Holy See heard … Read More

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FRONTLINE documentary “Secrets of the Vatican”

I have just watched the PBS Frontline hit piece “Secrets of the Vatican”. The objectives of the show are to pin all responsibility for every case of clerical sexual abuse not just on local authorities but on “the Vatican”, to … Read More

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Have the civil rights of any group (besides the unborn) been trampled by U.S. courts more than Catholic priests?

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is being torn limb from limb by the hyper-liberal MSM in the Twin Cities. There are some clerical abuse cases in the spotlight right now.  It is a kind of perfect hideous storm. … Read More

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Card. Turkson: eaten alive by BBC

Peter Card. Turkson was eaten alive on the BBC’s program HardTalk.  HERE Admittedly, the interviewer was a prime example of the BBC’s vicious worst. The program, HardTalk, is pretty brutal.  You agree to go on at your peril. Result this … Read More

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Benedict XVI “defrocked” 384 clerics in 2 years. Liberal praise to follow…. maybe?

According to AP, and this was also clarified by the papal spokesman Fr. Lombardi, Pope Benedict XVI “defrocked” almost 400 priests for the crime of sexual abuse of children – in a little more than 2 years. We are talking … Read More

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DEVELOPING: U.N. panel with Holy See officials on clerical abuse cases

This is a developing story. In Geneva, there was a U.N. panel with representatives of the Holy See concerning clerical sexual abuse of children. From what I can tell, this seems to have been a bit of a kangaroo court, … Read More

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