Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Sean O’Malley’

Cardinal laments abuse scandals led to cynicism about holiness

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

One of the worst effects of modern clergy sex abuse scandals is cynicism about the call to holiness, a senior cardinal says. Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston said this at the tenth National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington on May 13. He heads the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors set up by Pope Read more

Harvard University black mass cancelled after huge protests

Friday, May 16th, 2014

A planned re-enactment of a satanic black Mass by a Harvard University student club was cancelled only hours before its scheduled start on May 12. After protests that the event was offensive to Catholics, the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club initially decided to move the event off campus. But another venue could not be found, Read more

Vatican commission pushes for broad accountability on sex abuse

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Bishops should be held accountable if they don’t report suspected sex abuse or protect children from paedophile priests, a pontifical commission says. The new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors held its first meeting from May 1-3 at the Vatican. Commission head Cardinal Sean O’Malley says a person’s rank in the Church should lead Read more

Bishops say Mass on US-Mexico border to highlight migrant deaths

Friday, April 4th, 2014

A cardinal and 12 bishops celebrated Mass on the United States-Mexico border to commemorate those who died while trying to cross it. Hundreds of would-be migrants trying to cross from Mexico into the US die each year in the desert of dehydration or hypothermia or in shootings by border patrols or vigilantes. The bishops also Read more