Tag Archives: cover-up scandal

A Year, Or Even More, Here And There

Somewhat cross-posting from my fb page. But a bit more in detail. Then I noticed a Pittsburgh initiative. Bishop David Zubik has announced a Year of Repentance in which all clergy of the Diocese of Pittsburgh are asked to fast … Continue reading

Posted in bishops, Commentary | Tagged | Leave a comment

But, But, But

I commented online recently that perhaps bishops could forego some elements of clerical or liturgical dress: put pectoral crosses under their shirt, wear a black yarmulke, use a crozier only for diocesan or cathedral events, and only then a simple … Continue reading

Posted in bishops, Commentary | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Twenty Percent

Some commentators are focusing on the homosexual element of Church scandal. I wonder if it betrays a bias against, or a minimizing of the suffering of women. A facebook friend alerted me to his bishop’s response to today’s Church scandal. … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, sex abuse | Tagged | 1 Comment

Open Book 3: At Mass

A number of my liturgical friends on facebook discussed the possibilities for this past weekend. Mention the scandal or not. And if mentioning, which one? Bishop Morlino’s gays, Archbishop McCarrick’s nephews, or Cardinal Wuerl getting caught in a white lie … Continue reading

Posted in bishops, Commentary | Tagged | Leave a comment

Open Book 2: Conservatives On Top

From CNA, the book on Archbishop McCarrick opens a few more pages, and testimony from six priests suggest the sexual activity and secrecy didn’t end with the disgraced former cardinal: Several Newark priests told CNA that the same atmosphere existed … Continue reading

Posted in bishops, Commentary | Tagged | Leave a comment

Open Book

From the Pennsylvania grand jury report, cited in this WaPo op-ed: Monsignors, auxiliary bishops, bishops, archbishops, cardinals have mostly been protected. (M)any, including some named in this report, have been promoted. Until that changes, we think it is too early … Continue reading

Posted in bishops, Commentary | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Pennsylvania Bomb

It has exploded in the Keystone State. Over one thousand underage victims in six of eight dioceses. I have no heart or stomach to read the whole report as some are doing. Rod Dreher seems to be live-blogging as he … Continue reading

Posted in bishops, Commentary | Tagged , | 1 Comment