Shepherds to a Wounded Flock

How Our Priests See the Crisis

Over the past year, much of the discussion about the abuse crisis has focused on justice for victims, accountability for bishops, and the role of lay people. There are obvious reasons for this. Yet genuine renewal in the Church must include our priests, who have experienced the pain of the crisis in a particular way. For this reason, The Catholic Project is pleased to host a conversation with local priests about the fallout of the abuse crisis—how it affects our priests, their ministry, and the future of the Church in the United States.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Shepherds to a Wounded Flock: How Our Priests See the Crisis
A conversation with four local priests about the fallout of the abuse crisis—how it affects our priests, how it affects their ministry, and what it means for the future of the Church in the United States.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
The Way Forward: Principles for Effective Lay Action
What can the laity do to help address the crisis in the Church? That is the question our panelists will take up in this, our fourth and final conference, in our series on "Healing the Breach of Trust.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Church in Crisis: A Panel Discussion in Chicago
A panel of faculty experts contextualize the crisis, discuss its impact, and lead a question-and-answer session about how the University can help the Church move forward.
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Church in Crisis: A Panel Discussion in Pittsburgh
As more states open investigations, Catholics are pained by the possibility of the scandal being even more widespread and want to know how they can help. As a community, we look for answers and yearn for reform and healing.
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
What’s Really Going On? The Root Causes of the Current Crisis
The third of a series of conferences hosted by The Catholic University of America on the Church’s current crisis.
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
The Role of the Laity in Responding to the Crisis: Theological and Historical Foundations
The Catholic University of America has been hosting a day of talks, which will constitute the second of a series of planned conferences on the Church’s current crisis. 
Monday, November 19, 2018
Healing the Breach of Trust
The first in a series of four conferences on the current iteration of the abuse crisis in the Church. This session focuses on the role of the media in investigating, reporting, and framing our understanding of the crisis.

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