Posts Tagged ‘US Church’

Abuse crisis has cost US church $4billion Comments 0

Friday, November 6th, 2015

The clergy sex abuse crisis has cost the US church nearly US$4billion, an investigation by the National Catholic Reporter has found. This is 30 per cent higher than the figure commonly cited in media and by academics and activists. And separate research shows scandal-related consequences like lost membership and diverted giving has cost the Church Read more

US Catholic Church spent $43 million last year to stop abuse Comments 0

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Last year, the Catholic Church in the United States spent US$43million on child abuse prevention and education. The figure was mentioned by priest psychologist Msgr Stephen Rossetti at a conference on safeguarding children in Ireland last month. Msgr Rossetti is a professor at The Catholic University of America and a visiting professor at Rome’s Pontifical Read more

American archbishop worried at balkanisation of US Catholics Comments 0

Friday, June 6th, 2014

An American archbishop has warned against what he called the “balkanisation” of United States’ Catholics. Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin is worried the divisive nature of the nation’s politics may be seeping into the US Catholic Church. At a theological convention on May 30, he expressed concern about the separation of people into ideological camps. Archbishop Read more

Ten steps to a healthier Church: how to fix the Vatican Comments 0

Friday, June 29th, 2012

My high school chemistry teacher’s motto, “The facts are friendly,” applies to a lot more than scientific experiments. The English version of the German magazine, Der Spiegel offers a summary of and explanation for the disarray and confusion at senior levels of the Vatican that have resulted from rivalries, scandals, blunt and even brutal administrative acts, falsification Read more

A prophecy for the Church in America Comments 1

Friday, February 24th, 2012

A prophet is not necessarily someone who has a supernatural vision of the future. He may simply be a person who can see certain trends in the present, understand the underlying issues and therefore attempt to predict how things may go in the future. Here are some trends I see in the American Church and Read more