Was the Summit the Beginning of the End of Clericalism?

A main theme at the summit was how the problem of clericalism has hampered the life of the Church and has been the main cause of the sex abuse crisis.  Although clericalism had emerged as an important theme before the summit, it was amazing to see how many speakers condemned it as a significant problem that the hierarchy must work to eradicate. Read More

The Last Word on Gay Priests and Clergy Sexual Abuse?

'Heterosexuality or homosexuality is not the cause of pedophilia.' Read More

Natural Allies: Survivors of Clergy Abuse and LGBTQ Catholics

During my time here in Rome focused on clergy sexual abuse, it has dawned on me how very similar in spiritual and emotional impact the experiences of sex abuse victims and LGBTQ Catholics are. Read More

Who Else Thinks Gay Priests Are a Non-Issue in Abuse Crisis? You May Be Surprised at the Answer!

Guess who thinks that gay priests are NOT responsible for the sex abuse crisis? Read More

Abuse Survivors Agree That Gay Priests Are NOT the Cause of Clergy Sex Abuse

While the main event here in Rome is the Protection of Minors in the Church summit meeting, many other events are happening around town to bring out the experiences and perspectives of abuse survivors.  Read More

Cupich: Data Clear that Homosexuality Not a Cause of Clergy Sexual Abuse

A lead organizer for the Vatican's summit on clergy sexual abuse this week has said homosexuality is neither a cause of abuse nor a central problem in the priesthood. Read More

Ahead of Vatican Summit, The New York Times Publishes Major Article on Gay Priests

The New York Times published a major feature on gay priests earlier this week, the latest in a series of media stories on the topic about which there is renewed interest due to the scapegoating of these men for the clergy sex abuse scandal. Read More