Catholics are seething at the U.S. bishops' betrayal of their trust.
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick's exposure as a serial sexual predator, followed by questionable claims of ignorance by those in his inner circle, have sparked national outcry.
Marjorie Murphy Campbell: "We have a problem that is much bigger than just our priests. We have a problem at the episcopal level."
There's a growing awareness among the faithful that the Church in America has reached a crossroads and must be taken back.
Fed up with unrepentant prelates who look the other way as priests and brother bishops prey on minors and seminarians, U.S. Catholics are rallying to fight what one cleric is calling a war for the soul of the priesthood.
Faithful Catholic media are collaborating to expose the homosexual rot in the hierarchy.
The #CatholicMeToo movement is gaining steam, prompting adult victims of sexual harassment and abuse to speak out and share their stories.
Faithful are closing wallets and purses to the bishops' fundraising appeals.
And plans are underway for a massive protest at the U.S. bishops' annual meeting in Baltimore, the weekend of Nov. 12–15.
After generations of neglect and deceit by their shepherds, an army of faithful U.S. Catholics is gathering to demand that sexual predators and their enabler-bishops be purged from the Church.
Public apologies and changes in protocols aren't enough, they say — nothing but large-scale resignations will do.