Vatican News: Pope at Angelus: ‘do not be deaf or silent in the face of suffering’

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Pope at Angelus: ‘do not be deaf or silent in the face of suffering’Pope Francis on Sunday invited the faithful not to “remain deaf and dumb” in the face of the suffering of people marked by disease, anguish and difficulties. He was addressing the crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus Prayer. By Linda Bordoni Sept 9, 2018 Pope Francis drew inspiration on Sunday from the Gospel reading of the day to invite all Christians not to turn away from the suffering of their brothers and sisters. Speaking during the Sunday Angelus in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope reflected on the episode that tells of Jesus’ miraculous healing of a deaf and dumb man. Do good without ostentation Pointing out that Jesus always “acts with discretion” as he “does not want to impress people, he is not looking for popularity or success, he just wants to do good …

Catholic News Service: Letter confirms Vatican officials knew of McCarrick allegations in 2000

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Letter confirms Vatican officials knew of McCarrick allegations in 2000 By Robert Duncan and Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service 9.7.2018 2:47 PM ET VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A top official from the Vatican Secretariat of State acknowledged allegations made by a New York priest in 2000 concerning Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, according to a letter obtained by Catholic News Service. Father Boniface Ramsey, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church Yorkville in New York City, told CNS Sept. 7 that he received the letter dated Oct. 11, 2006, from then-Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, the former Vatican substitute for general affairs, asking for information regarding a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark who studied at Immaculate Conception Seminary and was being vetted for a post at a Vatican office. He made the letter available to CNS. http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2018/letter-confirms-vatican-officials-knew-of-mccarrick-allegations-in-2000.cfm

Il Sismografo Blog: Vaticano. The crisis in the Catholic Church is also an opportunity. Sexual abuse scandal is a chance to address leadership and management failures

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The crisis in the Catholic Church is also an opportunity. Sexual abuse scandal is a chance to address leadership and management failures (Geoffrey Boisi)  5 SETTEMBRE 2018 The Catholic Church faces a twofold crisis: sexual abuse and a breakdown of confidence in its leadership. Focusing solely on the former is folly. Both must be dealt with head on. In the US, and beyond, the Church is at a tipping point in its relationship with the laity. Many are beyond restless and impatient for tangible reforms. The moral catastrophe of the sexual abuse scandal was reinforced when a grand jury report found that more than 1,000 children in Pennsylvania had been abused by more than 300 priests. Equally disturbing was the exposure of transgressions by the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, and accusations of a cover-up. But these are only the most recent events in a deepening crisis of trust. Both …

We need swift action!

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From Michael Warsaw at the National Catholic Register:  “Trust in Church leadership is flagging in many places in the world; in others, it is gone. While the Church needs an investigation into the failure of leaders and for them to be held accountable, we also need the remaining leaders to act swiftly, surely and decisively to restore order.”  Read more details in the link below: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/a-scandal-of-silence-the-church-needs-swift-action-and-purification