January 06, 2006

The ‘state of the archdiocese’

The Catholic Telegraph

Last summer, in a survey conducted by The Catholic Telegraph, a number of readers suggested that Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk offer area Catholics an annual update on both the temporal and spiritual affairs of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Accordingly, he sat down recently with editor Tricia Hempel to discuss such matters. ...

How do you think local priests are doing in light of the sex abuse crisis so prominent in the headlines in the past three years? Do they talk to you about their feelings?
I have been having a series of personal interviews with priests, and that is one of the questions I put to them: Has the crisis affected your ministry? The answer has been spotty: Not everyone is saying it hasn’t and not everyone is saying it has. It depends on the parish circumstances and the personal circumstances of each priest; if one of your best friends is on leave, it takes on a different color.

Posted by kshaw at January 6, 2006 05:17 PM