Fr. Peter Daly is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., and has been pastor of St. John Vianney parish in Prince Frederick, Md., since 1994. For almost 20 years, Daly wrote a column for Catholic News Service that went to diocesan publications. He has also written for The Washington Post, Catholic Digest, Reader's Digest, the ABA Journal, and other local publications. He has a 20-pound cat named Russell.

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Confrontation time: Cardinal McCarrick and me in 2002

Parish Diary column: The damage is done. The church has no credibility on its ability to police itself. I remember when I asked Theodore McCarrick about the sex abuse crisis, years ago.


With McCarrick scandal, #MeToo arrives for the church

Parish Diary: McCarrick was my archbishop in the Washington Archdiocese. We knew, or should have known, about some of his behavior. It was no secret, but we chose to ignore it.


CLINIC is lifeline for immigrants and refugees

Immigration law is bewildering even to American lawyers who speak English. The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. is part of the Catholic Church's effort to fulfill the gospel mandate to "welcome the stranger." 


As a Catholic Charities volunteer, I head into immigration law thicket

Parish Diary: Why does the church get involved with work like Immigration Legal Services? Being Catholic means our concern is truly catholic. It does not stop at the border.