Father Gabriel Richard High School’s annual Familiaris Consortio lecture series for 2019 was called Phoenix from the Ashes: The Sex Abuse Crisis and the Future of the Catholic Church. Hundreds of Catholics heard keynote speaker Dr. Janet Smith and others present the abuse crisis as an opportunity for evangelization and lay responsibility.
Audio of the talks is available here.
Co-sponsor Ave Maria Radio also believes that honest questions deserve honest answers. They are many. Why not leave the Church? How did bishops tolerate such priests? How many priests are involved? What is a “credible” allegation? What made the Theodore McCarrick case so important? What happened at the Vatican Summit on the crisis? Who do I trust to keep my children safe???…
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