A series about the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church: its origins, characters, causes, and reforms. Host Karna Lozoya interviews bishops, survivors, reporters, lawyers, social workers, and many more, to help navigate a systemic problem that has plagued the modern church for at least 70 years.
The McCarrick Report
In this episode, Karna Lozoya speaks with Stephen White, Executive Director of The Catholic Project at Catholic University, one of the creators of this podcast, and Ed Condon, editor at the Catholic News Agency, about the newly-released report from the Vatican about the institutional knowledge regarding Theodore McCarrick.
An issue this podcast keeps returning to is bishops' accountability. Are the reforms of Vos estis lux mundi being applied in the US Church? This episode features Cardinal Timothy Dolan, reporters Harriet Ryan of the L.A. Times and Christopher Altieri of the UK Catholic Herlald, and canon lawyer Tom Doyle.
The Stories We Tell
The story of clergy sex abuse is a hard one to tell. Catholics face the difficult task of incorporating what has happened into their understanding of the Church that they love. This episode features J.D. Flynn, Tom Doyle, Mar Munoz-Visoso, and James Matthew Wilson.
What the Crisis Means for Priests
Since 2002, being a priest has lost much of its public respect and stature. How have priests experienced the ongoing crisis? And how has seminary formation changed in view of the revelations about sexual abuse? This episode includes Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Fr. Jude de Angelo, Fr. Carter Griffin, Fr. Paul Scalia and Christina Lynch, psychologist.
The Role of the Laity
The vast majority of Catholics are lay people; living out their mission as Christians in the world. How did the laity respond to the abuse crisis? How can the laity help the Church to move forward? This episode features Jonathan Reyes, Deborah Savage, Dan Cellucci, and Francesco Cesareo.
What happens when abuse is reported?
In this episode, Karna walks listeners through the process that a clergy abuse survivor would go through today, talking with Susan Mulheron, Canonical Chancellor for the Archdiocese of St. Paul- Minneapolis, Timothy O’Malley, investigator for the Archdiocese of St. Paul- Minneapolis, and Sue Bernie, former District Attorney in New Orleans.
Eye opening and informative
I am an ex-Catholic that was disgusted by the scandal that the Roman Catholic Church underwent. It was interesting to hear the stories of victims, the processes of how the oversight was created for Priests and the changes for Bishops were also made. It covers the history of Mcgarrick, early priest scandals and the processes that have been put into place. I was quite impressed with the production. It leaves very few details out of the work, and it was an intellectual and honest story of the ongoing problems for parishioners and the priests that go on to this day.
It is very explicit in nature but it a story that had to be told.
I encourage people to listen and learn more about the subject of Sexual abuse, predators and other challenges that are testing the laity, priests, and bishops.
A podcast by Catholics to look transparent??
This is not what I thought it would be. It seems to focus a lot on “how badly the church felt” and not on the victim’s war torn lives.
Such an important story
It is so critically important that we all learn about the sexual abuse tragedy in the Catholic Church. This podcast dives deep into what has happened, what causes it, and the role that the Church itself has played in it.