Category: Abuse

McCarrick Case: Vatican Acknowledges Mistakes

Pope Francis, Cardinal Marc Ouellet and an official Vatican statement seem to be laying the groundwork for an admission that mistakes were made in handling allegations that Archbishop Theodore McCarrick engaged in sexual misconduct...

Clerical Abuse of Adults Heinous Too

As an adult survivor of clerical sexual abuse I find it hurtful, unjust and sad that it would appear that the majority of the Catholic Church’s hierarchy, from the pope down, is advocating a “zero tolerance” policy only for the clerical abuse of minors and its cover-up.

We Need to Ask ‘Why?’ on Abuse

Steve Lincoln, Auckland, New Zealand – The letter by Pope Francis to the People of God on the question of sexual abuse in the Church was a most welcome acknowledgement of an evil that...