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Sins of the Fathers

June 13, 2022

June 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the Dallas Charter...

...the response of the USCCB to the events chronicled in the movie SPOTLIGHT.

So what has the Dallas Charter accomplished?


Dallas Charter: 20 Years Later

In Sacrificed, my podcast about the aftermath of the Catholic sex abuse crisis I discuss the impact of the movie SPOTLIGHT and its impact...

I've since started a new project that collects all of my thoughts that the 20th anniversary of SPOTLIGHT has prompted.

My most recent piece in this series is...

...which provides a summary of the problems in the Catholic Church, 20 years after SPOTLIGHT.

Dallas Charter

Just as January 2022 marked the 20th anniversary of the SPOTLIGHT articles that exposed and chronicled the Catholic sex abuse crisis, June 2022 is the 20th anniversary of the response.

The Dallas Charter.

The problem with the Dallas Charter is that, while it helped to protect kids from their grandparents, it did VERY little -- actually -- to protect them from the Priests and Seminarians who drove the Catholic sex abuse crisis.

As the reporting by Pillar Catholic makes clear.

The Pillar Articles

Starting 2021, Pillar Catholic published a series of articles about Bishop Rick Stika, the Bishop of Knoxville, Tennessee, that make it clear that the Dallas Charter was a sham.

That they don't HAVE to be followed.

By bishops, at least.

Something that shouldn't be a surprise, given the involvement of known abuser and (former) Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in their drafting.

Pillar Catholic has done a spectacular job documenting -- the cold hard reality of -- the Dallas Charter.