Archdiocese of New Orleans Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Archdiocese of New Orleans Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Diocese of Buffalo, New York. Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Archdiocese of Agana, Guam. These and more than 20 other diocese and religious orders nationwide have filed for bankruptcy protection to handle the increasing costs...
Priest Convicted of Child Sexual Abuse Receives Personal Stay-At-Home Order

Priest Convicted of Child Sexual Abuse Receives Personal Stay-At-Home Order

At the end of his freshman year, Kevin Bourgeois was selected to be a member of the Vianney Singers, his prep school’s select choir. Bourgeois soon developed a close relationship with his choir director at the time, Priest Carl Davidson. The following year, Davison...
Speak No Evil: Catholic Priests Remain Silent on Confessions of Sexual Abuse

Speak No Evil: Catholic Priests Remain Silent on Confessions of Sexual Abuse

The Catholic confessional: site of anguish, embarrassment, moral reckoning, redemption and relief. The Sacrament of Confession offers congregants around the world the opportunity to unburden their consciousness and experience forgiveness. Parishioners relay their sins...
Catholic Church Mandates Reporting of Sexual Abuse

Catholic Church Mandates Reporting of Sexual Abuse

Victims assert law does not offer adequate protections Accusations of sexual abuse against Catholic clergy have been growing louder in recent years. Critics contend that the church has been largely unresponsive to these claims, leaving victims without recourse and...
Your Cross to Bear: The Crushing Consequences of the Catholic Church’s Silence on Sexual Assault Survivors

Your Cross to Bear: The Crushing Consequences of the Catholic Church’s Silence on Sexual Assault Survivors

Tell the truth. For many, this was our first moral lesson. If we commit a wrong, honesty allows us to take responsibility for our actions and offer reparations. If a secret causes discomfort, sharing our thoughts and experiences with others may minimize isolation and...