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Dear Cardinal DiNardo & USCCB: Do the Right Things, and We Will Have Your Backs

By | August 17th, 2018|Clericalism|3 Comments

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President 3211 Fourth Street NE Washington DC 20017 202-541-3000 @USCCB Dear Cardinal DiNardo and US Bishops,

Vatican: “The Pope is on the victim’s side.” Well, GOOD! But…

By | August 16th, 2018|Clericalism|3 Comments

Two days after the release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report on the gut-wrenching abusive incidents by clergy, and subsequent cover-ups by the leadership, the

How Can We #RebuildMyChurch? Cardinal Wuerl Accidentally Points the Way

By | August 15th, 2018|Clericalism|11 Comments

While it might seem that way, I'm really not trying to pick exclusively on Cardinal Donald Wuerl at this blog, but things...keep...happening. Last night I

Let’s Fasten Our Seatbelts, Fellow Catholics…Gonna Be a Bumpy Ride!

By | August 14th, 2018|Clericalism|3 Comments

You'll pardon me for paraphrasing Bette Davis in All About Eve, but we're going to be on a bumpy ride for more than one night,

The Spiritual Alimentary System of the Church Is Polluted, Thus We Are Ill

By | August 13th, 2018|Clericalism|2 Comments

Earlier today Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., put out a statement looking at the well-documented role the laity has played in helping

Bishop Barron Calls For Specific Questions on McCarrick et al

By | August 9th, 2018|Clericalism|1 Comment

Over at her blog, Simcha Fisher is venting a bit on the silence of the bishops: I’ve talked to some laymen who have written to


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