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New coordinator for Safe Environment Training in Phoenix

The new coordinator for the Phoenix Diocese’s Safe Environment Training Office, Maria Escárcega, is a native of Arizona, is fluent in Spanish and has a background in the field of mental and behavioral health.

La agudización de la crisis de abuso urge la necesidad de...

La agudización de la crisis en la Iglesia tras las revelaciones sobre el abuso sexual clerical en Pensilvania y las denuncias sobre el ex Cardenal Theodore E. McCarrick, apuntan a una necesidad aún mayor de reconciliación y sanación ahora.

Alleged victim of Archbishop McCarrick speaks at rally outside USCCB meeting

BALTIMORE (CNA/EWTN News) — James Grein, the man who came forward this summer alleging he was abused for 18 years by Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, appeared in public Tuesday for the first time and revealed his full name. Previously, the New York Times had identified him only as “James.”

Bishops vote to let Vatican inquiry proceed without commenting

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops Nov. 14 defeated a resolution to encourage the Vatican to release all documents related to the investigation of allegations of misconduct by Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick.

Cardinal: Delay in vote on abuse response proposals a ‘bump in...

BALTIMORE (CNS) — A Vatican-requested delay in adopting practices that are expected to boost accountability among U.S. bishops in their response to clergy sex abuse is a “bump in the road,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Abuse crisis, day of discernment, prayer top agenda for fall meeting

Discussion and voting on concrete measures to address the abuse crisis and a day of spiritual discernment and prayer will top the agenda for the U.S. bishops when they meet Nov. 12-14 for their fall general assembly in Baltimore.

U.S. cardinal: Abuse crisis discussed at synod, will top bishops’ agenda

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While the clerical sexual abuse crisis did not dominate discussions at the Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said it was discussed, and everyone in the room clearly believed the crisis has to be dealt with.

Vatican reviewing McCarrick case, vows to pursue truth no matter what

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Promising a thorough review of how the Vatican handled allegations of sexual misconduct by former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the Vatican acknowledged that what happened may fall short of the procedures that are in place today.

Local Church responds to crisis

The Diocese of Phoenix was in the midst of its own sexual abuse crisis more than 15 years ago and has since been proactive in providing healing for survivors plus preventative measures training for Church employees and volunteers.

Faithful pray to purify church amid newest wave of clergy scandal

“It’s important to understand we are powerless against this evil but not helpless,” Fr. John Lankeit said. “It’s not in our power to fix. The solution to what is going on in the Church is to surrender to the Lord.”