How I met your Father: Married Episcopalians becoming Catholic priests

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Article Ecumenical & Interfaith Dialogue Parish Life
Former Episcopal priests are crossing over to the Catholic Church—and bringing their wives and kids along for the ride.

Leave no child behind: Catholic schools should accept everyone

By Father Bill Tkachuk| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Sex and Sexuality

Editors’ note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


Clothes don't make the Mass

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Article Parish Life

Editors’ note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


Clothes don't make the Mass

By Molly Jo Rose| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life

Editors’ note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


Consulting the faithful: Why bishops should use review boards and how they work

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Article Parish Life Vatican
Canon lawyer and charter member of the National Review Board Nicholas Cafardi talks about the importance of advisory boards and lay consultation.

[Read more from Nicholas Cafardi on the sex abuse crisis in the church.]


Consulting the faithful: Why bishops should use review boards and how they work

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Article Parish Life Vatican
Canon lawyer and charter member of the National Review Board Nicholas Cafardi talks about the importance of advisory boards and lay consultation.

[Read more from Nicholas Cafardi on the sex abuse crisis in the church.]


My friend the abuser

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Article Spirituality Parish Life
Am I to judge a mentor and friend only by his greatest sin?

Take it to the board: How effective are lay review boards in preventing sex abuse?

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Article Parish Life
Panels reviewing sex abuse allegations help dioceses get their houses in order, but they are only as effective as the information the bishops give them.

Jim Caccamo has a simple explanation for why he joined the lay review board for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri back in 2005: Former Bishop Raymond Boland asked him to.

“When the bishop asks you, you say yes,” says Caccamo, a lifelong Catholic and member of St. Peter’s Parish in Kansas City.


Needs improvement: Readers rate the bishops' response to church sex abuse

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Article Parish Life Vatican
A progress report from U.S. Catholic readers says that bishops still haven’t learned all their lessons on the subject of sexual abuse.

Anger. Betrayal. Sadness. Disappointment. These are just some of the myriad of emotions felt by Catholics in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal that broke in 2002. And a decade later—following a flood of additional details on cases of clerical abuse and cover-ups as well as new efforts to enforce transparency and accountability within the church—many U.S. Catholic readers still hold on to those same feelings of disillusionment.


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