Monthly Archives: November 2009

Gay Adoption, Ostrich Bishop

Last week, the John Jay report once again showed that the Catholic church’s perception of the causes of clerical abuse, that the root of the problem lies with the gay priests, was completely divorced from reality.  Her in the UK…

Clerical Abuse: Compare and Contrast:

Hot on the heels of the interim report of the second phase of the John Jay study to the US bishops, the Irish report I wrote about yesterday provides an opportunity to make some comparisons – and see, once again,…

Clerical Abuse: The Dublin Cover-up

From Ireland, we now have the long-awaited report of the commission investigating the response of the Irish bishops of Dublin to the problem of abuse of the children in its care. (This is not a report into the problem itself. …

Celibacy: An Irish View

Earlier n the week. I noted how a small news story from Ireland was opneing up debate on compulsory clerical celibacy in that country.  Here is one example, from the Irish “Independent” . By Kim Bielenberg Saturday November 21 2009…

Celibacy and the USCCB Eunuchs

Of all the issues that the USCCB should be discussing, but won’t, possibly the mot topical and most important is that of admitting married men and women to the priesthood.  This is not because they don’t want to – many…