I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)
An independent organization of concerned, committed Catholics, based in Pittsburgh, formed to affirm the laity’s rightful role of co-responsibility in the Church. Our focus is to bring about positive changes grounded in working collaboratively with the clergy and having the qualities of transparency, accountability, and competency.
CCOC ISSUES PROGRESS REPORT TO MARK THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELEASE OF THE PA GRAND JURY REPORT ON CLERGY SEXUAL ABUSE
CCOC has published a Progress Report on State of the Catholic Church in Pittsburgh commemorating August 14, 2021, the third anniversary of the PA Grand Jury Report that shocked our Church with its revelations in 2018.
The Progress Report provides a three-year assessment of the changes occurring in the Catholic Church of Pittsburgh as it responds to the sexual abuse crisis, the declining participation from lay Catholics driven by the global COVID-19 pandemic and parallel financial crisis, and the resistant entrenchment of clericalism in the hierarchy of our Church that has inhibited the Church from responding well.
CCOC’s has also had Public Statements on the first and second anniversary of the Release of the Grand Jury Report, published in 2019 and 2020. This year, the focus has moved away from the inability of the Church hierarchy to cope with the seismic changes in our Church, and instead attention is on lay Catholics finding ways to discern the Spirit’s movement and follow it. This includes finding hope within Pope Francis’ call for synodality and co-responsibility as the way forward for all.
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