As we progress in healing, one thing is learning more and understanding a broader context. We grow in wisdom even if it requires an unflinching awareness of the way abusers protect each other – consciously and in some strange highly compartmentalized subconscious way. Recall that the Pulitzer Award-Winning Spotlight...

In 2018 with the McCarrick revelations, the public eye focused on abuse at seminaries. Some bishops commissioned outside reviews of seminaries, some instituted confidential helplines for seminarians. Recently, “15 seminaries have committed to meeting five sexual misconduct policy benchmarks developed by a group of laypeople, seminary leaders and bishops,”...

The Catholic Herald published a strong assessment of “How McCarricks Happen” (Stephen Bullivant and Giovanni Radhitio Putra Sadewo, April 18, 2021), which opens with: McCarricks are the malign by-products of a system ostensibly designed to create something else entirely: bishops who are, as per Canon 378, ‘outstanding in solid...

Since McCarrick

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • December 3, 2020
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A Reflection The McCarrick Report struck me as a blip in the news. Coverage was commendable, but strangely brief. A few news groups are using it as a starting point; that is a good sign. Yet, the first news of McCarrick in 2018 had far greater impact. It was...

This continues The Healing Voices Series on Alice Miller: Icon & Ideas Bishops are committed to meeting with survivors of abuse by clergy in accordance with The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, a document ratified by all the bishops of the United States in 2002...