Laity

Four Take-Aways from Baltimore

As the clerical sex abuse scandal continues, Stephen reflects on the four measures passed at the USCCB General Assembly in June 2019. “The USCCB directives call for lay involvement at… Read More

Finish the Job

Stephen urges USCCB action on lay review of abuse allegations at the June 2019 General Assembly. “Would Rome balk at mandatory lay review? Maybe. But whether canon law mandates lay… Read More

Healing the Breach: What Can Laity Do? Acting Ecclesially

The fourth session of the Healing the Breach of Trust conference series addresses the question: What can the laity do to help the Church through this crisis? George Weigel (EPPC)… Read More

Healing the Breach: What Can Laity Do? Wounded Healers

The fourth session of the Healing the Breach of Trust conference series addresses the question: What can the laity do to help the Church through this crisis? John Carr (Georgetown)… Read More

Healing the Breach: What Can Laity Do? Introduction

The fourth session of the Healing the Breach of Trust conference series addresses the question: What can the laity do to help the Church through this crisis? Archbishop Allen Vigneron… Read More

Healing the Breach of Trust: What Can Laity Do?

The fourth session of the Healing the Breach of Trust conference series addresses the question: What can the laity do to help the Church through this crisis? Dr. Teresa Sullivan… Read More

Faced with an Ongoing Sexual-Abuse Crisis, What Are Catholic Parents to Do? (The Atlantic)

By Julie Beck and Ashley Fetters- A look at the abuse crisis from the point of view of Catholic parents, including well-known Catholic moms who blog. One mom describes the… Read More

Many U.S. Catholics Question Their Membership Amid Scandal (Gallup)

Jeffrey M. Jones- As the Catholic church responds to more allegations of sexual abuse of young people by priests, an increasing percentage of Catholics are re-examining their commitment to the… Read More

Catholic and apostolic: The complicated reality behind oversight of bishops (America)

By John Garvey- Catholic University President John Garvey weighs in on the complications surrounding lay review boards for bishops. He notes that the lay faithful largely do not trust their… Read More

What the Army can teach the Catholic Church about responding to sexual abuse (America)

By James M. Dubik- Drawing from his thirty-seven-year career in the U.S. Army, Dubik explains why leadership saying, “Just trust us” will not work as a response to this crisis.… Read More

Healing The Breach of Trust: Questions from the audience

The Catholic University’s Healing the Breach of Trust March event ends with a question-and-answer session with the day’s panelists: Sr. Nancy Bauer, O.S.B. – Catholic University, Bronwen McShea – Princeton… Read More

Healing The Breach of Trust: Canon Law, History, Theology

The second session of Catholic University’s Healing the Breach of Trust series continues with presentations on the theological and historical foundations of the laity’s role in responding to the crisis:… Read More