USCCB president announces efforts to address sexual abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to revelations of alleged sexual abuse by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, issued a statement August 16 after a series of meetings with members of the USCCB’s Executive Committee and other bishops.

The McCarrick mess

When I was going through school, the devil was presented to us as a myth, a literary device, a symbolic manner of signaling the presence of evil in the world. I will admit to internalizing this view and largely losing my sense of the devil as a real spiritual person.

Settlement reached in sex abuse case

SEATTLE – The Archdiocese of Seattle has reached a settlement with a man who was sexually abused by Edward Courtney while attending a Pierce County public school. Courtney, a former member of the Christian Brothers of Ireland, previously taught in Catholic schools.

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