Tag: Priest Sexual Abuse Scandal

Personal Sin, Shared Reparation

Mark Shea has an interesting post at National Catholic Register in which he answers a reader question which goes in part: One of the priests at our parish spoke about the pedophile scandals and how we should confess our sins (and he said it like that – sounding like it implied we should as a

On the Crucifixion of the Pope

Michael Liccione has written an outstanding piece over at What’s Wrong With the World about the recent escalation in attacks on Pope Benedict in relation to the scandals, with Dawkins and Hitchens demanding that the pope be arrested and tried in an international court: With whatever degree of justice, the scandal has now reached Pope

If You Repeat a Lie a Thousand Times…

Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis has defended Pope Benedict in his column in the archdiocesan weekly newspaper. In reporting on the column, the Associated Press closed their story with this: Critics of the church’s handling of abuse cases are citing Benedict’s tenure as head of the Vatican office charged with disciplining clergy. The office

This is Unconscionable.

From the Anchoress: MSNBC ran a headline on their website: “Pope Describes Touching Boys: I Went Too Far.” NBC has apologized (the linked story had absolutely nothing to do with the headline, or with the pope, for that matter). Really? Will heads roll, too? They should, but I doubt they will.

Marci Hamilton's Crusade

Several weeks ago there was a rather unpleasant exchange in First Things, between Marci Hamilton of the Cardozo School of Law, and Martin and Melissa Nussbaum of the Diocese of Colorado. Ms. Hamilton supports lifting the statute of limitations for child sex abuse claims, while the Nussbaums are decidedly against the idea. There are reasonable