As historic summit on church sex abuse begins, critics say pope’s credibility is at risk

JUDY WOODRUFF: Tomorrow at the Vatican, a historic four-day summit begins on clerical sex abuse in the Catholic Church. It follows a year packed with allegations from Catholic diocese around the world. Now fingers are also pointed squarely at Pope Francis. Victims and even high-ranking officials are accusing him of Continue Reading

Three Problems With Self-Help (Catholic Beliefs)

Hi guys this is Ken Yasinski from Catholic Speaker dot com. Today let’s talk about the problem with self-help. If you’ve ever made a visit over to your local bookstore, there’s a section there that’s entitled self-help, self development or personal development. And all those books there, are basically a Continue Reading

What’s What In the Church – Episode 4 – Altar Rail

Hi, I’m AJ. And I’m Skiff. We’re from the Altar Gang! Welcome to What’s What in the Church. Toda- All abooooaaarrdd!. What’s all this? I heard we were talking about altar rails today! I’m so flattered, I didn’t think anybody knew about my locomotive system to take people to Holy Continue Reading

One family details the terrorizing impact sexual abuse in the Catholic Church had on them

We never talked about it It was, you know, I know Tersea explain it at one point or someone did it’s like there was an elephant in the room all the time for me that elephant in the room was because I just didn’t want the pain to be vocal Continue Reading

Nigerian nun rebukes Catholic Church during Vatican sex abuse summit

>>Sreenivasan: THE THIRD DAY OF THE VATICAN SUMMIT ON SEXUAL ABUSE BROUGHT STRONG CONDEMNATION OF CHURCH LEADERS AND CHARGES OF COVER-UPS. A GERMAN CARDINAL ADMITTED CHURCH FILES ABOUT ABUSERS WERE DESTROYED OR NEVER CREATED, AND A PROMINENT NIGERIAN NUN HAD TOUGH CRITICISM.>>YES, WE PROCLAIM THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND PARADE OURSELVES Continue Reading

Why McCarrick’s defrocking represents an ‘extraordinary signal’ for the Catholic Church

JUDY WOODRUFF: This past weekend, the Vatican made its strongest move yet against sexual abuse in the church by defrocking former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick for abusing children and adults. McCarrick is the first former cardinal to be thrown out of the church. William Brangham examines whether this marks a Continue Reading

Pope Francis – A New Way of Being Church

[music playing] Good evening. Good evening. A native of Venezuela, Rafael Luciani holds the doctorate and Licenciate in Dogmatic Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome. He also holds baccalaureate degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Salesian University of Rome, as well as the Licenciate in Education Continue Reading