Tag: Sex Abuse Crisis

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Remember Uncle Ted? Theodore McCarrick? Former cardinal of the Catholic Church and money man/glad hander for Pope Francis? If you don’t, he is the despicable homo-predator and poster boy for the sex abuse crisis in the USA. And other than being forced to live a life of prayer and penance, and relegated to the lay […]

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St. Peter Damian, Italian Benedictine monk and hermit, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia, and a Doctor of the Church is feasted twice this week in the Catholic Church: February 21 on the Novus Ordo Calendar and February 23 on the Traditional Calendar. As Pope Francis has said many times, God is a God of surprises – and he […]

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The presidents of the Catholic Church’s bishops conferences are gathering this week (Feb 21-24) at the Vatican for a summit on the sexual abuse of minors. Yesterday, after his Angelus message, Pope Francis asked for prayers for this meeting, that the Pontiff said he wanted “as an act of strong pastoral responsibility in the face of […]

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The Dumpster Fire in the Church Today: Time to Let Go of Vatican II

 

For the past month, the laity in the Church have vented their anger over the explosion of sexual abuse allegations that surround former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the accompanying failure of his brother bishops to stop his abuse or curtail his rise to power and prominence in the Church. The statements that have come out from the bishops that surround this crisis, are to me weak, pathetic, and devoid of any sense of responsibility. And they continue to be devoid of any self-awareness, accountability, or responsibility (just listen to Cardinal Wuerl, McCarrick’s successor in DC, say that he doesn’t think it is a massive crisis and calls it a “terrible disappointment” — good grief man, are you kidding me?)

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Every Friday during the year, the Church prays Psalm 51, The Miserere, at Lauds. It is a prayer by King David to God for mercy, cleansing, and pardon, and reminds us that our inmost being must be renewed, and that we must put on the new man (Ephesians 4:23-24). It is a necessary prayer, because […]

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