Crux Now: Pittsburgh diocese gets barely passing report card on sex abuse response
Crux Now, the well-respected international Catholic online news source, covered the CCOC Progress Report on August 15, 2020

KDKA TV: Group Of Parishioners Disappointed In Diocese Of Pittsburgh’s Changes After Grand Jury Report On Clergy Sexual Abuse
Andy Sheehan of Pittsburgh’s CBS affiliate, KDKA, includes comments by Gretchen Jezerc, CCOC Board Vice President, in his 13 August 2020 interview.

NPR Pittsburgh, WESA FM: Survivors of abuse “do not feel as if the church hierarchy has really apologized” says Catholics for Change in Our Church
Kevin Gavin of WESA interviewed Kevin Hayes and Gretchen Jezerc of CCOC on “The Confluence” on 13 August 2020. (6:15-17:47 in the broadcast)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Two years on, grand jury’s impact on diocese lingers
Award-winning religion journalist Peter Smith included comments from Kevin Hayes in his 15 August 2020 article marking the two-year anniversary.

CCOC in National Catholic Reporter, August 2020
CCOC is featured in an extensive article in National Catholic Reporter, including quotes from several CCOC leaders.

CCOC in Liguorian Magazine, July 2020
CCOC is featured in a profile article in the July-August, 2020 edition of Liguorian Magazine.

Interview of Kevin Hayes on WESA radio, August 2019
Listen to the first 11 minutes of the segment to hear Kevin’s full interview. Please note, the title of the page that opens will not reference the interview; just scroll down and click the “Listen” button. The interview with Kevin is the first item of the show and is at the very beginning of the recording.

Interview of Kevin Hayes on Word-FM, August 2019
Navigate to the 13:50 mark to listen to Kevin’s interview. The interview lasts about 30 minutes.

Catholics Call for Change One Year After Grand Jury Report
14 August 2019 report by Andy Sheehan on local CBS affiliate KDKA
Includes comments by Gretchen Jezerc, Co-coordinator of CCOC Focus Group on Pathways to Lay Leadership
Coverage of the CCOC Public Statement on the Anniversary of the Grand Jury Report
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CCOC Press Release Concerning First Anniversary of the Release of the PA Grand Jury Report
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Laity-Only Groups Seeking More Power in Scandal-Plagued Church
28 November 2018 report by Andy Sheehan on local CBS affiliate KDKA
Includes comments by Kevin Hayes, Acting Chair of CCOC.
A good quick introduction to CCOC

Church needs improved checks and balances
14 July 2019 letter by Kevin Hayes, published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New Lay Organization Calling For Seat Among Catholic Church Hierarchy
18 February 2019 report by Andy Sheehan of KDKAIncludes comments by Paula Nettleship, coordinator of the Addressing Clericalism focus group.

This report was picked up by a Catholic news website in New Zealand!

Parish shifts underway in Pittsburgh diocese as church seeks to regain trust
14 October 2018 article by Peter Smith on the “On Mission for the Church Alive” reorganization of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Includes comments by Kevin Hayes.


Higher Than Expected Sex Abuse Claims Puts Strain on Diocese of Pittsburgh
1 August 2019 report by Andy Sheehan
This follow up focuses on the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program, including comments by Bp. Zubik.

AG Josh Shapiro to Block Diocese from Using Orphanage Endowment to Pay Sex Abuse Victims
25 July 2019 report by Andy Sheehan on KDKA on attempts by the Diocese of Pittsburgh to fund clergy abuse settlements.

Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Trying to Sort Out Financial Problems In Wake Of Abuse Scandal
16 July 2019 report by Andy Sheehan of KDKA, including comments by Bp. Zubik.

Bishop Zubik appoints experts in healing, finance
11 July 2019 article by Bob DeWitt in the Pittsburgh Catholic, including the names of the members of the diocesan Church Healing Commission and the diocesan Finance Council.

Changes to diocesan pastoral staff
11 July 2019 article by Bob DeWitt in the Pittsburgh Catholic