Daily Archives: 10 May 2010

Belgian Sex Abuse Response: “A Bit Soft. But Firm”

Thumbs down to American no-tolerance in Belgium. Archbishop Andre-Mutien Leonard: In Belgium, we are truly determined to be firm, transparent and rigorous on this question, but perhaps the European context, the Belgian context is not the same as the American … Continue reading

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Mission Confusion

Which I think is different from Mission: Confusion. Outgoing Washington (DC) superintendent of archdiocesan schools Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill really “stirs the pot” in this excerpt from a May 7th talk sponsored by Trinity Washington University and the NCR. Teachers’ union thumbs … Continue reading

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I think not. An interesting thread developing at dotCommonweal commenting on, in turn, a Boston Globe piece on “post-institutional” Catholicism. From Arthur McCaffrey’s article: While the universal Catholic Church seems on the verge of imploding under the weight of its … Continue reading

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