Category Archives: Circling the wagons

“Zanchetta to stand trial in Argentina for sexual abuse of seminarians” & related articles

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Catholic News Agency 10 June 2019   Pope Francis meets with Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta. Credit: Vatican Media. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 10, 2019 / 09:30 am (CNA).- Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has been criminally charged with sexually assaulting two seminarians before … Continue reading

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“Sydney archdiocese runs ads seeking donations for Cardinal George Pell’s legal fees” & elated articles

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Lawyer for abuse victims questions appropriateness of ads in archdiocese’s Catholic Weekly The Guardian Tue 8 May 2018 19.00 BST Last modified on Tue 8 May 2018 19.02 BST Melissa Davey The Catholic Weekly has been running ads for the fund to … Continue reading

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“Crown expected to mount tough fight against George Pell appeal” & related articles

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 The New Daily      (Australia) 10:18pm, Jun 5, 2019 Lucie Morris-Marr Pell has been held in solitary confinement since his sentencing in March. Photo: AAP Crown prosecutors will launch a tough fightback against Cardinal George Pell’s legal bid for freedom when … Continue reading

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Archbishop Bolen letter re Father Robert MacKenzie

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Bishop’s Letter re: Fr. Robert MacKenzie TO: Priests, Parishes, Lay members of the Archdiocese We regret to inform you that Fr. Robert MacKenzie, a long-time pastor serving in our archdiocese, has been charged by Scottish authorities with physical and sexual … Continue reading

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What Do the Church’s Victims Deserve?

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The Catholic Church is turning to outside arbiters to reckon with its history of sexual abuse. But skeptics argue that its legacy of evasion continues. The New Yorker 08 April 2019    5:00 A.M.  (15 April edition) By Paul Elie Some … Continue reading

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For the love of God

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So, on appeal the Archbishop of Guam was found guilty by a Vatican tribunal: 04 April 2019:  CDF upholds guilty verdict of Guam archbishop for abuse of minors” & related article Tut. Tut. Bad boy!! Exactly what kind of message … Continue reading

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CDF upholds guilty verdict of Guam archbishop for abuse of minors” & related article

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Catholic News Agency 04 April 2019 By Hannah Brockhaus           Vatican City, Apr 4, 2019 / 04:26 am (CNA).- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced Thursday that, following an appeal, the Vatican’s court … Continue reading

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McGrory trial date changed

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An update on the pending sex abuse trial of previously convicted Ottawa ex-priest Barry McGrory. McGrory, who was finally and thankfully defrocked last year, was convicted in 1991 and given a suspended sentence and three years probation for sexually assaulting  … Continue reading

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Don’t know whether to rejoice, or laugh, or cry

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Well, I honestly don’t know whether to rejoice, or laugh, or cry.  Perhaps a little of all three? Let me explain… When I heard news of Pope Francis new legislation for protection of minors I set to work to try … Continue reading

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“Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: Basilians must search for a ‘priestly’ response” & related articles

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Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, English-language assistant to the Vatican press office and CEO of Canada’s Salt and Light Media Foundation, speaks at a press briefing after the morning session of the Syond of Bishops on the family at the Vatican … Continue reading

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