Archbishop Carlo Viganò, a former papal representative to the U.S., has written an open letter to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick that urges the archbishop to repent publicly of the sexual abuse and misconduct of which he stands accused. More
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“Combatting the culture of abuse, the loss of credibility, the resulting bewilderment and confusion, and the discrediting of our mission urgently demands of us a renewed and decisive approach to resolving conflicts,” according to Pope Francis. His remarks came in a 3600-word letter to the US bishops, who are meeting for a spiritual retreat January [...]
Please remember to keep Bishop Olmsted and Bishop Nevares, along with all the bishops of the United States, in your prayers this week, today through January 8th, as they spend time in retreat at Mundelein Seminary in Chicago. Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for our Bishops and your Church. More
New: Unprecedented Meeting Signals Importance to Church of Transparency and Accountability. Read the Story
Watch Bishop Olmsted address the USCCB in this clip from the Nov. 14 General Assembly meeting in Baltimore.
President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Makes Statement at Close of Fall General Assembly. Read the Statement.
I was very blessed this past week to meet a heroic woman. A woman who was abused by a Catholic priest when she was a teenager and who, after far too many hellish years of trying to make sense of what happened to her, had her terror reawakened and her wounds reopened by this week's revelations of diabolical clerical sexual abuse an Episcopal cover-up.
Bishop Olmsted issued a statement Aug. 27 asking that the questions raised by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò “be taken seriously and his claims be investigated thoroughly.” Read the statement
Bishop Olmsted and Bishop Nevares released a pastoral letter expressing their “deep level of sadness and anger” in light of recent Church scandals. Read the pastoral letter