Wisconsin Catholic Conference Decries Two New ‘Clergy’ Bills

The lobbying group that represents the Catholic Church in Wisconsin is speaking out against two bills in the state, including one that would force clergy members to violate the seal of confession and one that would lift the statute of limitations on reporting alleged abuse by clergy.

Pope: Church Must Act Severely On Sex Abuse by the Clergy

The sexual abuse of children by those who have vowed to serve Christ and the Church is a horrendous monstrosity that represents “a diabolical sacrifice” of innocent, defenseless lives, Pope Francis said.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

Healing the Wounds of Sexual Abuse

This week we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph, protector of the Child Jesus and model for the Church in the protection of children.

Vatican Press: ‘Spotlight’ Is Not Anti-Catholic Film

A member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors told Vatican Radio many bishops had urged others to see the film and “take seriously its central message, which is that the Catholic Church can and must be transparent, just and committed to fighting abuse, and it must ensure it never happens again.”

Protecting Our Children from Abuse

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, October is child abuse prevention month and gives us the opportunity to raise awareness of how we can and how we are working together in our Church to keep children safe in their homes, schools, in our Church and our communities.

Up Front and Personal

Facing Abuse? Don’t Do It Alone!

Most of us at one time or another has probably seen the many prescription medicine commercials that remind us: “Depression touches everyone in the family.” How very sadly true this can be. Often we fail to fully realize or appreciate how one person’s problems can so powerfully impact those he or she loves.

Praying with Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Our Diocese of Brooklyn is committed to the spiritual and emotional well-being of victims who become survivors, and what an important way to begin with this focus group of survivors who have shared with us what would be meaningful to them.