Category Archives: CMSM

The LCWR and Rev. Dan Ward

According to the LCWR’s April 2012 newsletter, there has been a “precipitous decline in the number of religious.”

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Your turn: Abbey defends its oversight of Schulte

We regret and apologize for the shortcomings of the Abbey’s May 18 statement, which neither reflected changes in the past 30 years nor presented adequately the complexities of The Rev. Francisco Schulte’s situation. Moreover, although Schulte remained a member of … Continue reading

How to Leave the Church AND Keep the Deed

It will be led by the former sister from Wisconsin, Mary David Walgenbach, and Benedictine Father Dan Ward, the canon lawyer who helped the Benedictines of Madison quit the Church.

Statement of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men

Upon the Release of the John Jay Study and the National Review Board Study February 27, 2004 — At the national assembly of the leaders of religious institutes of men in August 2002, our members adopted a document that began, … Continue reading

Orders have let abusers remain

Abbot John Klassen has been praised for disclosing some monks’ misdeeds and criticized for allowing some to travel.

Abbey to follow new policy

Though not required to do so, the more than 190 priests and brothers at St. John’s Abbey will abide by the sexual-abuse policy approved by American Catholic bishops last week in Dallas, Abbot John Klassen told the Benedictine monks Wednesday … Continue reading