Children Seducing Priests and Other Stupid Ideas

Last week a Catholic Priest made a comment to the National Catholic Register that Priests are often seduced by the children they are accused of abusing.  The backlash was swift and prompted an equally quick retraction and apology by Reverend Benedict Groeschel.  The...

NCAA vs The Catholic Church

This is not the basis for a celebrity death match.  It’s more an observation on who is better at dealing with sexual abuse.   The NCAA definitely gets points for decisiveness.  Their decision in the Penn State case clearly sends a message that the NCAA will not...

Towards Healing and Renewal

This is the title of a conference on child sexual abuse which is being organized by Gregorian University in Rome with the support of the Vatican.  The conference is in Rome Feb 6-9 and includes representatives from a large number of Catholic organizations and Vatican...

The Report Is In

A definitive report of over 150 pages by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops basically indicates that sexual abuse by priests is a problem from decades past, and was really a symptom of societal dissent from the Vietnam era.   Also, any associations of priests to...

Sitting on a Catholic Fence

The Catholic church needs to get clearer on who it serves.  The latest story out of the Philadelphia area has 21 priests suspended and as many as 37 additional with credible sexual abuse allegations remaining in active ministry positions.   There are too many mixed...