Every allegation of sex abuse or boundary violations should be presented to the diocesan review board, but the review boards don't always meet regularly.
Coal is not the only subject to give Catholic responsible investors pause. What about investing in companies that materially contribute to war? Or oil and gas? Or same-sex marriage?
We say: The church has made progress in addressing the sexual abuse scandal, but none of it happened voluntarily. All of it was forced by public pressure.
30 years later: The reports I did on clergy child molesters in the Lafayette, La., diocese changed my life in ways that reverberate still.
Lawyers want the Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling that the archdiocese's cemetery trust fund is not shielded in bankruptcy court.
30 years later: This dark side has always existed. In our era, it has been the catalyst for a complex, deeply rooted paradigm shift.
30 years later: During those early years of our coverage, we would often get calls from abuse victims who simply needed someone to listen.
30 years later: A single issue of NCR eventually led to my starting an international movement of survivors of clergy abuse.
Editor's note: This blog post is part of a weeklong series dedicated to looking back on 30 years of the abuse crisis in the Catholic church. Read all parts of the series.
Editor Dennis Coday was in Buffalo, N.Y., for the Catholic Press Association's annual conference at the end of June. In his absence, I agreed to write this blog, always willing to take advantage of a good opportunity to promote what we do here at NCR.
Dennis and his team made it especially easy for me.
Editor's note: This timeline is part of a weeklong series dedicated to looking back on 30 years of the abuse crisis in the Catholic church. Read all parts of the series.
1962: Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald, founder of the Paraclete Center to aid troubled priests in Jimenez Springs, N.M., meets with Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani, head of the Holy Office in Rome, to warn him that there is no cure for pedophile priests.