Seán O’Malley, a Pope Francis Ally, on the Catholic Church and Sex Abuse – The Atlantic

Cardinal Seán O’Malley has spent decades cleaning up after pedophile priests. Now he’s once again found himself in the middle of a crisis.

Source: Seán O’Malley, a Pope Francis Ally, on the Catholic Church and Sex Abuse – The Atlantic

Remaining at the Cross: On Being a Contemplative Christian in a Church That Has Forgotten Its Mystical Heritage | Carl McColman

This is turning out to be “James Ishmael Ford” week at my blog. Earlier this week I posted a review of his new book, Introduction to Zen […]

Source: Remaining at the Cross: On Being a Contemplative Christian in a Church That Has Forgotten Its Mystical Heritage | Carl McColman

A Different Story When a Bishop, Not a Priest, Is Accused (LA Auxiliary) | Matthew Schneider

stop-sign-319045_640The Archdiocese of Los Angeles was aware of accusations against Auxiliary Bishop Alexander Salazar since 2005. However, he was only barred from public […]

Source: A Different Story When a Bishop, Not a Priest, Is Accused (LA Auxiliary) | Matthew Schneider

Archbishop Viganò Responds to Cardinal Ouellet’s Letter With New Testimony

The full text of the former nuncio’s testimony in which he refutes much of Cardinal Ouellet’s letter of Oct. 7.

Source: Archbishop Viganò Responds to Cardinal Ouellet’s Letter With New Testimony

Pope Francis covered up McCarrick abuse, former US nuncio testifies (OFFICIAL TEXT OF THE LETTER) | News | Lifesitenews

In comments to LifeSiteNews on August 25, Archbishop Viganò said: “The main reason why I am revealing this news now is because of the tragic situation of the Church, which can be repaired only by the full truth, just as she has been gravely injured by the abuses and coverups. I do this to stop the suffering of the victims and to prevent new victims, and to protect the Church: only the truth can make her free.”

Viganò said the second reason he chose to write his testimony is “to discharge my conscience before God of my responsibilities as bishop of the universal Church. I am an old man and I want to present myself to God with clean conscience.”

Asked if he is concerned about critics who might suggest he is breaking the pontifical secret — a code of confidentiality applying to matters that require greater than ordinary confidentiality — he said: “The secrets in the Church, also the pontifical ones, are not taboos. They are instruments for protecting her and her children from her enemies. The secrets are not to be used for conspiracies.”

“The people of God have the right to know the full truth, also regarding their shepherds,” he said. “They have the right to be guided by good shepherds. In order to be able to trust them and love them, they have to know them openly in transparency and truth as they really are. A priest should be a light on a candlestick always and everywhere and for all.”

Source: Pope Francis covered up McCarrick abuse, former US nuncio testifies (OFFICIAL TEXT) | News | Lifesitenews