People in the Pews (Pic Credit: Screen Shot from CNS via Catholic Herald)

The Abuse Crisis Casts Doubt on the Whole Post-Vatican II Settlement

. . .since 1968, Church leaders have tried to preserve a fragile truce.  But repeated compromises have fostered a culture of deceit. . .

by Matthew Schmitz,

of Catholic Herald

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Fr. James Martin Downplays McCarrick Abuse of Seminarians – Dorothy C. McLean
Liturgical “Vestments” for the World Meeting of Families – Fr. Z’s Blog
This Scandal is about Homosexuality – Fr. Z’s Blog
About Withholding Donations from the Church – Edward N. Peters J.C.D. J.D., The CWR
Erie Bishop Models What a Real Apology to Victims Looks Like – Peter Jesserer Smith
Richard Sipe Tried to Warn Us, But No One Was Listening – Kathy Schiffer, NC Register
Would Mass Resignation of Bishops Hurt the Church in America? No – Fr. W. Daley CSC
You Won’t Believe What Kids Find on ‘Transgender’ at the Public Library – M Mullarkey
The Catholic Reaction to Bishops & PA Sex Scandal – J.D. Flynn, CNA via NC Register
Vatican Breaks Silence: PA Sex Scandal: Criminal & Morally Reprehensible – uCatholic
Bishop Trautman Responds to Release of PA Grand Jury Report – Carl Bunderson, CNA
How the Church Could Reach Out to the Children of Priests – CNA via Crux
How to Fundraise in the Face of a Church Scandal – Brice Sokolowski
Bishop Grahmann Dies at 87; headed Dallas Diocese from 1990 to 2007 – Crux
Here’s Why an LBD is the Latest Travel Go-To Dress – Meghan Ashley Styling (Catholic)
USCCB Invite Vatican Investigation Into PA Sex Scandal – C. Grogan, CNA via NCRegister
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