From Fr. Hurlbert: Some wonder what, if anything, they can do besides pray about the matter of accountability of our bishops for the handling of clerical sexual misconduct. Writing directly to Cardinal Cupich or Bishop Manz (our area bishop) might be a proactive way to air concerns and respectfully demand change. To provide you an example, follow the link below to a letter written by the pastor of a Chicago parish who has worked to heal his people after they suffered there under the tenure of a notorious priest abuser.
In addition, there is an event coming up at Dominican University on October 9. The Siena Center at Dominican University is hosting a special evening of sharing, grieving, and responding to the recent Pennsylvania grand jury report. View below for more details.