CAUSE OF THE CLERGY ABUSE SCANDAL—
A scholarly examination may be on the way (8/19/2019)
A new study funded by the Henry Luce Foundation’s Theology Program will study sexual abuse across a variety of religious traditions and communities.
One of the six researchers on the team is Kent Brintnall, associate professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, who will be analyzing the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis by “situating it within the contexts of sexuality, homosexuality, and LGBTQ politics.”
THE POPE'S WARNING ABOUT HOMOSEXUALS IN THE CLERGY
Facts do not cease to be true because they hurt someone’s feelings, and speaking the truth is neither bigoted nor hateful.
The recently published book The Strength of Vocation: The Consecrated Life Today is the result of a multi-hour interview of Pope Francis by Fr. Fernando Prado. The interview covered a wide variety of topics, one of which was the challenge of homosexuality in the clergy and consecrated life
...article by Msgr. Charles Pope in National Catholic Register
EXPLAINING THE ANGRY TONE OF CATHOLIC NEWS COVERAGE
When I founded Catholic World News, back in 1996, it was inconceivable that a Catholic diocese would seek bankruptcy protection. I can vividly recall the first tentative discussions of the possibility, which arose in 2002 as the Boston archdiocese faced the prospect of sex-abuse settlements running into hundreds of millions of dollars.
...article from CatholicCulture.org