Ed Condon

Ed Condon

Ed Condon is a canon lawyer and worked as Catholic News Agency's Washington DC editor until December 2020.

Articles by Ed Condon

Analysis: How sexual misconduct reforms might begin in U.S. dioceses

Nov 29, 2018 / 14:19 pm

Some U.S. bishops have told CNA they now realize that if they want to initiate new reforms, they’ll have to do so in their own dioceses, using the ordinary prerogatives of a diocesan bishop.

Cupich denies working with Wuerl on ‘metropolitan model’ plan for sex abuse inquiries

Nov 21, 2018 / 21:07 pm

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has denied collaborating with Cardinal Donald Wuerl on a proposal for handling misconduct complaints against bishops. The plan was formally presented during the U.S. bishops’ conference General Assembly in Baltimore last week, as an alternative to draft measures that had previously presented by conference leadership.

Cupich and Wuerl collaborated on alternative sex abuse proposal

Nov 16, 2018 / 18:56 pm

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington collaborated extensively on a recently proposed policy for handling abuse allegations against bishops, CNA has learned.

'What are people to make of our silence?' Bishops discuss McCarrick in Baltimore

Nov 14, 2018 / 16:38 pm

The bishops of the United States resumed their open-floor discussion on the recent sexual abuse scandals facing the Church in America Wednesday morning. In addition to debating the best means of institutionally responding to the crisis, the specific case of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was raised by several speakers.

US bishops divided on how to deal with sex abuse accusations

Nov 14, 2018 / 16:32 pm

Wednesday afternoon, the bishops of the United States resumed their discussions of the proposals for policies which were intended to be the centerpiece of their response to the recent sexual abuse scandals.

USCCB discusses standards of conduct, independent commission

Nov 13, 2018 / 16:54 pm

The U.S. bishops have formally begun discussion of a new set of standards of conduct and a special commission to investigate accusations made against bishops.

'No words for depth of our anger' National Advisory Council tells US bishops

Nov 13, 2018 / 11:01 am

As the bishops of the United States continued their fall general assembly in Baltimore Tuesday, the leaders of the National Advisory Council delivered a report to the conference, telling bishops of the “depth of anger” felt by the council members over recent scandals.

USCCB meeting: What just happened, and what might happen next?

Nov 12, 2018 / 16:09 pm

During a holy hour Monday morning, two survivors of clerical sexual abuse spoke to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops about their experiences, and their hopes for the future of the Church.

Cardinal DiNardo to US bishops: Avoid despair, presumption in addressing abuse crisis

Nov 12, 2018 / 08:34 am

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo opened the fall assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) with a speech calling for bishops to avoid the two temptations of “despair and presumption” as they address the sexual abuse scandals facing the Church.

Vatican cancels US bishops’ vote on sex abuse reform measures

Nov 12, 2018 / 07:57 am

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference has told the American bishops that they will not vote on two key proposals which had been expected to form the basis for the Church’s response to the sexual abuse crisis.

The bishop who reaped a hundred-fold

Nov 7, 2018 / 07:00 am

Officially, his diocese has only existed since 2005. But Bishop Pallipparambil has been tending a flock in rural northeastern India for nearly four decades, watching it grow from 900 baptized Catholics in 1979 to more than 90,000 today, nearly 20 percent of the local population.

Archbishop McCarrick and 'Dallas 2'

Nov 1, 2018 / 13:15 pm

Nov. 13 will mark sixteen years since Cardinal Bernard Law and then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick addressed the U.S. bishops’ conference on the topic of sexual abuse. As it happens, on that day this year, the bishops’ conference will be meeting again, and again the topic will be sexual abuse.

Synodality and sexuality: What the youth synod document said and didn't say

Oct 29, 2018 / 14:37 pm

The fifteenth ordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops closed on Saturday. After a long afternoon of voting by the synod fathers, a final document was approved, mostly addressing the topics of young people, faith, and vocational discernment.

What is ‘synodality’? Experts explain

Oct 25, 2018 / 15:00 pm

As the 2018 synod of bishops considers a draft text of the meeting’s final document, discussion has turned to the nature of the synod itself. According to early reports, the third section of the final document focuses on the concept of “synodality.” What is “synodality?”

Analysis: Will LGBT debate define the youth synod?

Oct 23, 2018 / 14:40 pm

As the fifteenth ordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops draws to a close in Rome, the proposed text of the final document is expected to emerge very shortly.

DC attorney general announces abuse investigation

Oct 23, 2018 / 08:47 am

Karl Racine, the attorney general for the District of Columbia, has announced that he has opened an investigation into clerical sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Washington. The announcement was made during a Mayor-Council breakfast meeting on Oct. 23.

Federal agents investigate abuse in Pennsylvania dioceses

Oct 18, 2018 / 14:40 pm

The Department of Justice has served subpoenas to several dioceses in the state of Pennsylvania, in what is believed to be a state-wide move by federal authorities to investigate sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy.

What kind of archbishop is needed in Washington?

Oct 17, 2018 / 14:45 pm

The Archbishop of Washington occupies one of the most prominent posts in the Church in America. But the assignment, usually accompanied by a cardinal’s hat, comes with a tricky job description.

Viganò & Ouellet: What have we learned about the McCarrick case?

Oct 10, 2018 / 15:45 pm

Questions remain, and continue to be asked, about McCarrick’s rise and fall in the Church. Unusual for Rome, these questions are being asked and answered in public.

Cardinal Nichols to face questions about British abuse case

Oct 4, 2018 / 09:30 am

Amid a British investigation into sexual abuse, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster is expected to face questions regarding the way his archdiocese handled allegations of misconduct made against his predecessor, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor.