Editorials/opinion on Bransfield/DWC by or about CCA members

Interview: Michael Iafrate (Catholic Committee of Appalachia) on Talkline (begins at 1:21:00)
Hoppy Kercheval, Talkline/WV MetroNews, Dec. 30, 2019

Church Should Investigate Allegations About Bransfield Fully
Michael J. Iafrate and Jeannie Kirkhope, Wheeling Intelligencer, Dec. 20, 2019
[See also: Diocese must address dishonesty, Charleston Gazette, Dec. 28, 2019]

Not Here for the Pomp
Beth Longo, The Table: Women’s Ordination Conference, August 31, 2019

Victim blaming as vile as the sexual abuse itself
Robert Choiniere, Dominion Post, August 15, 2019

Too many questions remain unanswered in the case of West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield
Michael J. Iafrate, Washington Post, August 2, 2019
[See also: Medium.com]

Diocese to Open Books in Response to Lay Demands
Lay Catholic Voices for Change, July 17, 2019

WV Catholics, take claim. ‘WE own this.’
Jeannie Kirkhope and Michael J. Iafrate, Charleston Gazette, July 17, 2019

A pretty weak whistle (scroll down)
Michael J. Iafrate, The Washington Post, July 12, 2019

Letter to Archbishop Lori
Lay Catholic Voices for Change, July 9, 2019

Lori not without sin as well
Wendy Tuck, Parkersburg News and Sentinel, June 16, 2019

Open Letter from Lay Catholic Voices for Change
Lay Catholic Voices for Change, June 12, 2019

Catholic community needs Archbishop Lori to listen
Michael J. Iafrate and Jeannie Kirkhope, Charleston Gazette-Mail, May 5, 2019

Troubling Questions Not Answered by Diocese
Vincent DeGeorge, Wheeling Intelligencer, April 14, 2019
[See also: Charleston Gazette Mail, Huntington Herald-Dispatch]

West Virginia Catholics Want to ‘Follow the Truth Wherever it Leads,’ Including to Philadelphia
Michael J. Iafrate and Jeannie Kirkhope, Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 4, 2019

The laity is the Catholic Church’s last earthly hope
Jeannie Kirkhope and Michael J. Iafrate, Associated Press, Jan. 13, 2019
See also: Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, WV), Willliamson Daily News (Williamson, WV)

“Follow the Truth Wherever it Leads”: Resisting the Jurisdictional Mentality that Protects Abusers in the Church
Michael J. Iafrate, Medium, Dec. 13, 2018

Can Baltimore’s archbishop bring accountability to West Virginia’s Catholic Church?
Vincent DeGeorge, Baltimore Sun, Dec. 5, 2018

Iafrate Fighting for a Better Church
Nora Edinger, Weelunk, Nov. 29, 2018

‘Lay investigation’ of diocese doesn’t equate transparency
Michael J. Iafrate and Jeannie Kirkhope, Charleston Gazette-Mail, Nov. 22, 2018

“Lay Involvement” in Church Investigation Does Not Guarantee Truth or Transparency
Michael J. Iafrate, Medium, Oct. 29, 2018

Special Report: A Few Good Men
Brooke Chaplain, WTRF-Channel 7 Wheeling, Oct. 25, 2018

Open Letter to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston: WV Catholics Want ‘Specific, Achievable Actions,’ Full Investigation
Jeannie Kirkhope and Michael J. Iafrate, Charleston Gazette-Mail, Sept. 15, 2018
See also: Wheeling Intelligencer, Register-Herald (Beckley), Appalachian Chronicle, Lenoir Voice (NC), Herald-Dispatch (Huntington)

CCA Statement on Sex Abuse in the Roman Catholic Church
November 2017

West Virginia Catholic Diocese Challenged to Reject Coal’s ‘Dirty Money’
Michael J. Iafrate, Appalachian Chronicle, April 2016

Dirty Money in the Appalachian Church: Six Years After Deadly Coal Mine Disaster, Where Are We Now?
Michael J. Iafrate, Religion Dispatches, April 2016

Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical gets waylaid in West Virginia
Michael J. Iafrate, National Catholic Reporter, July 1, 2015

Abuse in the Catholic Church
Jeannie Kirkhope, Appalachian Catholic Worker, Aug. 28, 2007

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