Peter Saunders, an English survivor of clerical abuse, had called on Pope Francis in July to hand over information about abusive priests to state authorities.
Four days after he was featured on the CBS news program “60 Minutes,” Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston took column space in his archdiocesan newspaper Thursday to expand on his interview and reflect on the experience.
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With up to 15,000 attendees expected for the gathering of families, organizers are planning hotel and other accommodations plus a full slate of top speakers and activities
Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete, a theologian, physicist, author and a leader of the Catholic lay movement Communion and Liberation, died Friday in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., after a long illness. He was 73.
Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley is scheduled to celebrate a funeral Mass for the priest Tuesday at St. Mary's Church in New York.
A papal commission on child protection will be expanding its nine-member panel to include more experts and another survivor of clerical abuse.
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Yes, I agree. It is incredible that the competent and capable bishop from Spokane, Wash., diocese was named archbishop-designate of the great Chicago archdiocese. No question about it. Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich is prayerful, intellectually sharp, humble, humorous, balanced, respectful and fearless. Terrific qualities for a bishop and an authentic churchman.
In a one-on-one conversation following a public speaking engagement, Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley said that the firing of church workers because of LGBT issues is a situation that "needs to be rectified."
Earlier in the evening, the cardinal spoke of the need to include and minister to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in light of Pope Francis' new vision for the church.
Grace on the Margins: Church leaders are convinced they know the truth about the realities of LGBT people; LGBT people can only claim to have an opinion.