Tag: Clergy Abuse

Post Baltimore: Where are we? And where are we going?

For various reasons, I have been slow to share my own thoughts with you about our USCCB meeting in Baltimore earlier this month. I needed time to sit and pray with all the events and input of the week. I am sure about two things, one; the People of God need to hear from their bishops in the wake of our meeting in Baltimore, and two, there is hope for our future. No Vote: Without a doubt, the ‘show-stopper’ moment came at the beginning of our meeting, when Cardinal DiNardo announced that he had only […]

The Body of Christ is Hurting: Some Practical Considerations

Most of you have heard about the recent news of one of our US Cardinals, Theodore McCarrick being removed from public ministry following a credible, substantiated accusation that he sexually abused a minor as a priest, and a subsequent allegation that he had abused another child for nearly two decades. In an unprecedented step signaling the gravity of these reports, Pope Francis has accepted Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s resignation from the College of Cardinals. The Holy Father has also directed him to observe a life of prayer and penance in seclusion until the completion of the […]

Dallas Charter Audit

I am happy to share with you some recent information regarding our efforts to protect youth and young people.  The week of July 11, our diocese received our annual “audit” to make sure we are in compliance with the Dallas Charter.  This week, we received the official letter from the audit group, StoneBridge Business Partners, that our diocese is in compliance with the The Dallas Charter. The Dallas Charter was approved by the US Bishop’s Conference in June 2002 to address the Bishops’ committment to deal appropriately and effectively with cases of sexual abuse of minors by […]

Via Dolorosa

On this First Friday of another Lent, as many will make the way of the cross, the world community is once again awaking to the sad news of a major earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan.   It is still too early to know the extent of lives lost, but we know already more than 300 are reported dead and hundreds more missing. As so many take on good works and acts of sacrifice, penance, and fasting this day, we join our sufferings to the sufferings of our brothers and sisters in Japan and others in […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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