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