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Cardinal Cupich decries ‘catalogue of horrors’ in Pennsylvania grand jury report

August 20, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: “Anger, shock, grief, shame,” the prelate said in a letter to the faithful of the archdiocese. “What other words can we summon to describe the experience of learning about the devastating revelations of sexual abuse — and the failures of bishops to safeguard the children entrusted to their care — published in the Pennsylvania grand jury report?”

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  • Posted by: feedback - Aug. 20, 2018 7:26 AM ET USA

    The Cupich statement does not contain the words: God, Jesus, or homosexuality. He mentions Christ in the "light of Christ" and ends with "yours in Christ." Not a word about screening candidates in the seminary. He says, "The clericalist mindset, responsible for so much of the scandal, must be purged from church life." It will be very interesting to see where he will go with that. His friend, the present Democratic mayor of Chicago is known for saying, "You never let a serious crisis go to waste"