The Catholic Church in Crisis: A Panel Discussion

Nov 15, 2018
Ida Noyes Hall, Library
1212 E 59th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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To read Daniels' contribution to this panel discussion in the Notre Dame McGrath Institute for Church Life's Church Life Journal, click here.

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Free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the Theology Club and the Catholic Students Association.

Since questions of sexual abuse emerged in the Church, and in other institutions, in the 1980s, some dioceses have (including Chicago) demonstrated leadership in dealing with the issue. After the "Spotlight" investigation by the Boston Globe, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops established a "zero tolerance" policy toward the commission and cover-up of abuse. This panel of Catholic scholars and professionals will review the Church's attempt to face this issue and will consider why it has reemerged in 2018, relating that question to broader issues of clericalism and governance in the Catholic Church.

Fr. Sweeney also gave a downtown lunch address on November 15 on a related topic, the challenge to lay Catholics to realize the fullness of their lives as Christians.