Australia -- Abuse victims have derided prayers for them offered at a Mass in Sydney's Catholic cathedral yesterday as hypocritical and an empty gesture designed to keep donations coming.
We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.
Australia -- Mother of abuse victim calls for inquiry into church
Statute of limitations -- New York Law Puts Older Pedophilia Cases Off-Limits
Women 'the answer' for Vatican, insider tells AFP The scandals that have engulfed the Vatican would not have happened if women had been in charge, argues Lucetta Scaraffia.
NCR's sister publication, Celebration, posts reflections on each day's Scripture reading. Here's a link: celebrationpublications.org/dailybread. You may want to bookmark it. It's a great way to begin the day.