Examining the Crisis: Many media reports describe the setting up of the Vatican tribunal to examine abuse as a breakthrough. There is no breakthrough.
Examining the Crisis
Commentary: When you're told, "We've reported to law enforcement," insist on seeing proof. To church officials, the phrase "reported to authorities" can mean something very different.
For 700 consecutive Sundays, abuse survivors and their advocates have stood vigil outside Boston's cathedral.
Opinion: The Vatican's sterile announcement of Bishop Robert Finn's resignation was an unsuccessful attempt to sanitize the harsh reality of a failed bishop.
Examining the Crisis: Victories, whatever their cause, need to be acknowledged, and forcing the resignation of a Catholic bishop is no small accomplishment.
Commentary: It's been 10 years since SNAP began prodding LCWR to take action on abuse by women religious. It's been a frustrating and fruitless decade.
Commentary: Margaret Nutting Ralph stands in a long line of faithful Catholics who followed God's call to share their gifts only to be oppressed by religious leaders.
Commentary: The statements coming out of the Vatican that say Pope John Paul II didn't know about the sex abuse crisis are patently ridiculous.
Examining the Crisis: The victims of clergy sex abuse have been waiting for the Vatican to show it understands the depth of the problem. They'll have to keep waiting.
Pope Francis' comments about clerical sex abuse make it clear that he is using the same tired and irrelevant playbook bishops have worn out over the past few years.