Christopher Altieri

In times of crisis, the laity can feel powerless. But there are still practical things they can do

The gathering could be the Pope’s last chance to show he is serious about addressing the abuse crisis

Local media have speculated about links to two girls who disappeared 35 years ago

The Synod Fathers will end up saying whatever the Pope says they said

Hardly any of the discussion groups mentioned the subject. Suddenly, there’s a whole section on it

A former official said that, to the best of his knowledge, the archeparchy has never had a reported case of abuse

Once again, the Pope has officially removed someone while effectively keeping them in place

The sex abuse crisis is gravely damaging the bishops

Bishops and commentators wonder what happens in the absence of an investigation

The Pope also possesses the power to depose bishops, something he’s been reluctant to do so far