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Commentary: There has been a psychic numbness at the heart of clerical culture that has enabled it to keep the most unsettling truths of the scandal at bay.
We say: The institution is on the path of change, but recent events raise questions about its sustainability. Laws and policies have been updated, but hearts and minds not so much.
NCR Today: "He should never have been allowed to hide out in the Vatican to avoid having to face those in his home country who needed answers," Collins said.
Aboard the papal plane: Francis spoke about President Trump; Marie Collins; preventing clergy sexual abuse; apparitions of Mary in Medjugorje; and his completed Portugal trip.