Bishop Barber of Oakland takes action in wake of national abuse scandals

Bishop Barber of Oakland takes action in wake of national abuse scandals

When I visited UC-Berkeley earlier this year and met with a large group of Catholic students for a discussion, the first question they asked me was, “What do I tell my Catholic friend who no longer practices his faith because of the scandals in the Church?” Many Catholics have had their faith shaken by the…
Archbishop Cordileone gives faithful perspective, says Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano Testimony credible and to be taken seriously

Archbishop Cordileone gives faithful perspective, says Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano Testimony credible and to be taken seriously

August 29, 2018—Dear Faithful of the Archdiocese, Last Sunday witnessed what many are calling a “bombshell” in the Church: the publication of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s “Testimony,” alleging corruption and coverup at all levels of the Church based on his long and extensive personal knowledge. I came to know Archbishop Viganò well during the years…
Testimony by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò

Testimony by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò

TESTIMONY by His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò, Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana, Apostolic Nuncio —Rome, August 22, 2018, Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary In this tragic moment for the Church in various parts of the world — the United States, Chile, Honduras, Australia, etc. — bishops have a very grave responsibility. I am thinking in…
Archbishop Cordileone’s Beautiful Letter to the Faithful Regarding National Sexual Abuse Revelations

Archbishop Cordileone’s Beautiful Letter to the Faithful Regarding National Sexual Abuse Revelations

My Dear People of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, The recent reports of episcopal negligence and malfeasance in the face of clerical sexual abuse, coupled with some reports of bishops themselves guilty of sexual predation, have reopened old wounds and inflicted new ones on victims, their families, the Catholic faithful at large, and indeed, the…
Consecration to Immaculate Heart of Mary: The Ultimate Counter-cultural Statement

Consecration to Immaculate Heart of Mary: The Ultimate Counter-cultural Statement

By Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted   The famous Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn spent nearly 50 years studying the history of the bloody revolution that took the lives of some 60 million of his countrymen. In the process, he read hundreds of books, collected personal testimonies and wrote volumes on the Communist Revolution in Russia. This…