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What Catholic bishops must do to prevent sexual abuse and hold clergy accountable
The Napa Institute Announces the Speakers for their 9th Annual Summer Conference
How Individual Bishops Can Reform the Church Right Now
  • What Catholic bishops must do to prevent sexual abuse and hold clergy accountable

    Timed with the start of the Bishops’ meetings in Baltimore, Tim Busch provides suggestions on the steps the bishops should take to clean up — or clean out — the church after years of sex abuse scandals: “More than 15 years ago, the bishops ordered the creation of “lay review boards” in every American diocese, charging them with the investigation of accusations of sexual abuse of minors by priests. If regular Catholics can help hold priests accountable, surely we can do the same for bishops.”

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  • The Napa Institute Announces the Speakers for their 9th Annual Summer Conference

    Cardinal Raymond Burke, Ethics and Public Policy Center’s George Weigel, Augustine Institute’s Dr. Tim Gray, and Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly, are Among the Notable List of Speakers.

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  • How Individual Bishops Can Reform the Church Right Now

    Tim Busch provides action steps bishops can take to prevent sexual abuse.

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2019 Principled Entrepreneurship Conference

October 21-22, 2019

This is an annual event, uniting academic, business, and faith leaders to seek a just society through promotion of principled entrepreneurship. The Napa Institute and the Catholic University of America are excited to bring this conference to Midtown Manhattan.

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2019 Denver Priest Conference

October 28-30, 2019

The Faithful Echo conference will celebrate the sanctity of the holy priesthood, seek to preserve the integrity of the liturgy and foster community and camaraderie.

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IN VINO VERITAS

Undaunted, Justice Thomas seeks the court’s atonement on abortion

By Tim Busch and Kevin Stidham

Originally posted in the Washington Examiner Another Supreme Court term has ended, and once again the court failed to revisit the question of abortion. In our time, it seems that abortion is discussed everywhere except the Supreme Court, where most justices seem intent to do anything to avo

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Lay Catholics Must Be More Attentive to Financial Abuse

By Timothy R. Busch, Founder of the Napa Institute

Originally posted in RealClearReligion Sexual abuse isn’t the only scandal confronting the Catholic Church. There is a growing recognition that financial abuse is more prevalent than most Catholics think. Look no further than the case of the disgraced former bishop of Wheeling-Charleston,

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Religion, state of the church among topics at annual Napa conference

By Elizabeth Bachmann

Originally posted in Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Under the clear, California-blue skies of Napa Valley, 15 bishops and 100 priests gathered with over 500 lay Catholics and women religious to discuss religion and drink wine, brainstorm solutions and smoke cigars, not to mentio

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