Catholics consider halting donations amid sex-abuse scandals

Catholics consider halting donations amid sex-abuse scandals

Tim Lennon, president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, holds a photo of himself as a young boy Monday in front of the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton, Pa. Lennon said his organization has fielded calls from Catholics who have pledged to stop giving to their church.
Bishop David Zubik, current Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, takes questions from reporters after vocation Mass at Saints John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park, Pa. Zubik, the bishop of Pittsburgh’s Roman Catholic diocese, is pushing back against a call for his resignation and says the diocese has “followed every single step” needed for responsible action after allegations of child sexual abuse.

Catholics consider halting donations amid sex-abuse scandals

Tim Lennon, president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, holds a photo of himself as a young boy Monday in front of the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton, Pa. Lennon said his organization has fielded calls from Catholics who have pledged to stop giving to their church.
Bishop David Zubik, current Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, takes questions from reporters after vocation Mass at Saints John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park, Pa. Zubik, the bishop of Pittsburgh’s Roman Catholic diocese, is pushing back against a call for his resignation and says the diocese has “followed every single step” needed for responsible action after allegations of child sexual abuse.

Catholics consider halting donations amid sex-abuse scandals

A member of the clergy prays the rosary as he waits for Pope Francis to arrive at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for evening prayer service in New York. Across the U.S., Catholics once faithful with their financial support to their churches are searching for ways to respond to the constant sex-abuse scandals that have tarnished the institution in which they believe.
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