#MeToo · Catholic Controversies · Marriage

Memo to Bill Donohue: Now is not the moment.

Bill Donahue, of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, has a post called “PENNSYLVANIA GRAND JURY REPORT DEBUNKED.” I will eventually read it and possibly comment on it. But I must say this before I do. Even if I turn out to agree completely with his analysis, he is completely wrong to be talking about… Continue reading Memo to Bill Donohue: Now is not the moment.

Catholic Controversies

Dr. J’s Morning Offering

I’ve been stumbling over the words of the Morning Offering prayer I have said for years. “I offer them for all the intentions of our bishops.” Whoa! Wait! All the intentions? All our bishops? I’ve had to mentally rewrite this, morning after morning. All the intentions of bishops who are complicit in sex abuse cover-ups?… Continue reading Dr. J’s Morning Offering

#MeToo · Catholic Controversies · Clergy Sex Abuse

No Cardinal Cupich, the John Jay Report doesn’t make me feel any better.

Once again, members of the Catholic heirarchy are trying to convince us that priests living a homosexually active sex life are not particularly a problem in the current crisis. I’m here to say that the lay faithful are not going to be diverted by attempts to change the subject. Clergy living active homosexual lives are… Continue reading No Cardinal Cupich, the John Jay Report doesn’t make me feel any better.

Catholic Controversies

In light of Perverted Priest Problem: Cardinal Baldiserri’s ‘LGBT’ Language is Terrible Timing

My latest from The Stream: July 31, 2018 We might as well call it the Perverted Priest Problem. Some men of homosexual inclinations are using their place within the Catholic Church to gratify themselves sexually. More disgusting than Cardinal McCarrick’s behavior is the widespread network of prelates who must have been covering for him. But… Continue reading In light of Perverted Priest Problem: Cardinal Baldiserri’s ‘LGBT’ Language is Terrible Timing

Catholic Controversies · Clergy Sex Abuse

Cardinal O’Malley’s statement is not enough

Main stream news sources, perhaps surprisingly, seem to be taking Cardinal O’Malley’s statement about the McCarrick Queer scandals at face value.  Reuters: “Top Cardinal demands Vatican get tough with bishops on sex abuse.” The Boston Globe: “Amid new sex abuse scandal, “O’Malley issues warning to church.” Only at the bottom of the Globe article, do we… Continue reading Cardinal O’Malley’s statement is not enough

#MeToo · Catholic Controversies · Clergy Sex Abuse

Question for my SSA (Same Sex Attracted) friends

What do we call guys like Cardinal McCarrick? (Please, no smart aleck answers.)  Terminology is extremely important in the on-going discussion about how the Body of Christ should address same sex attraction. We need to steer clear of 2 different pitfalls. “Pedophilia abuse” vs. “homosexual abuse.” “Gay” vs. “same sex attracted” or some other term.… Continue reading Question for my SSA (Same Sex Attracted) friends