We say: St. Paul-Minneapolis officials have spent more effort attempting to conceal their negligence than they have being candid with their parishioners.
Simply Spirit: The new bishop of Rochester, N.Y., is ending a 40-year custom of lay ministers preaching at Mass. But what does canon law actually say?
The Catholic Coalition for Church Reform say they have identified seven nominees who have the ability to lead the archdiocese out of the current abuse scandal.
"I have acknowledged my responsibility in the current crisis we face, and I also take responsibility for leading our archdiocese to a new and better day."
NCR Today: The Minneapolis Star Tribune on Sunday called for the resignation of its archbishop, John Nienstedt, after the archdiocese's recent troubles.
Five female professors at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minn., say it’s time for new leadership in the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese, the latest to repeat a refrain already echoed by priests, donors, news publications and Catholics in the pews.
“For genuine healing to occur, we believe it is necessary to have new leadership at the archdiocesan level, leadership that includes individuals who are neither perpetrators nor enablers of abuse,” they said in a letter shared with several media outlets, including NCR.
In a 107-page sworn affidavit, Jennifer Haselberger alleges her former employer had a "cavalier attitude towards the safety of other children."
"The best thing that could happen is if he left us," said one priest, adding that Archbishop John Nienstedt has not been a good fit for the area.
A Catholic archbishop in Minnesota is the target of an investigation into allegations that he had a series of sexual relationships with men, reports said Tuesday.
Catholics must "hold each other accountable for any actions or decisions," one speaker at the USCCB meeting said, but there was no discussion on who would look for that accountability.