Zenit Interview: Cardinal Ouellet: Dicasteries of the Holy See Must Communicate Better Among Themselves & Women Need to Have Greater Role in Priestly Formation

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INTERVIEW: Cardinal Ouellet: Dicasteries of the Holy See Must Communicate Better Among Themselves & Women Need to Have Greater Role in Priestly Formation Responding to Zenit and journalists in Poznan, Discusses What Is Needed to Protect Minors, Current ‘Crisis’ & ‘Rebellion’, Europe, and Synod SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 09:42DEBORAH CASTELLANO LUBOVINTERVIEWS Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops, has stressed that much must be done to combat this ‘crisis’ in the Church of sexual abuses and the cover ups, noting this involves better coordination among Vatican offices and women playing a bigger role in the formation of priests. In an interview with Zenit and other journalists in Poznan, Poland, during the CCEE (Council of the European Bishops’ Conferences) Plenary Assembly, Sept. 15, 2018, the Canadian Cardinal made this observation when asked about the appropriate ways to prevent or manage these situations in the future. In the interview, the …

Vatican Insider Inquiries and Interviews: Farrell: “I didn’t know of McCarrick’s misbehavior”

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Farrell: “I didn’t know of McCarrick’s misbehavior” ANDREA TORNIELLI Sept 6th, 2018 “He could not but know”. With this charge the former nuncio Carlo Maria Viganò, author of the controversial “memorandum” that calls for the resignation of Pope Francis, has put in the group of those who have allegedly “covered upˮ the abuser cardinal Theodore McCarrick also Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Department for the Laity, Family and Life, who was vicar general of Washington. Vatican Insider interviewed him. Farrell explains that he never heard compromising news and says, “I also know of no complaint about McCarrick during his time in Washington”. http://www.lastampa.it/2018/09/05/vaticaninsider/farrell-i-didnt-know-of-inappropriate-behavior-by-mccarrick-JmPg4K5VsoJNSEisGNTAyN/pagina.html

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O’Malley asks US dioceses to work with law enforcement

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By Brian MacQuarrie GLOBE STAFF  AUGUST 25, 2018 Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley on Saturday called on all US dioceses to turn over personnel records to law enforcement when asked, casting the latest revelations of widespread sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy as a shocking and painful catalyst for greater accountability. Speaking to the Globe in the rectory of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, O’Malley also said that new procedures are urgently needed to address allegations of sexual abuse or negligence by bishops, despite resistance by Vatican bureaucrats who have blocked bishop accountability measures urged by O’Malley and an increasing number of critics. And although he praised Pope Francis’ willingness to confront the crisis, O’Malley said he dealt the pontiff a dose of “reality therapy” early this year when he criticized Francis’ response to abuse-related allegations in Chile. O’Malley, wearing his customary brown robe of the Capuchin order of the Franciscans, said he …