A survey of state laws regarding mandatory reporting and the seal of the confessional
Catholic University of America hosted an event called Healing the Breach of Trust, which attempted to look at the root causes of the clergy sexual abuse crisis. You can watch the videos here.
In February 2019, the Catholic Women’s Forum offered the following submissions to the Vatican to give voice to thousands of U.S. Catholic women seeking to share their concerns over the clergy sexual abuse crisis with the Church hierarchy.
First comes baptism, then comes holy orders, a Boston College report about forming new priests reminds seminary educators and others in a study released in December 2018. The paper, titled “To Serve the People of God: Renewing the Conversation on Priesthood and Ministry,” argues that sacramental doctrine is a starting point in transforming seminary formation.
Many symbols of Catholicism have changed, receded, or even disappeared, to be replaced by others. But not the Catholic priest. The church’s presence in education, culture, and social work may not be as visible as it once was, but the priest’s role remains conspicuous. When most people think of Catholicism, they still think of a man in a Roman collar.