Clergy sex abuse not about gay priests, top psychologist says

PHILADELPHIA — Misconceptions people may have about sexual abuse, sexual harassment and homosexuality as elements of the ongoing crisis in the church can hinder efforts to address it, according to a leading psychologist and expert on the crisis. The complex nature of each of the elements can make it “hard for the average Catholic in … [Read more…]

Archbishop McCarrick’s unofficial role in Vatican-China relations

Former cardinal had been a proponent of a deal between Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Church under Pope Francis. Following reports that the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China could be about to sign an agreement on the appointment of bishops in the country, attention has turned to the role of Archbishop … [Read more…]