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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Canon Law

The Code of Canon Law 1983

Code of Canon Law Title: The Code of Canon Law 1983 Author: Pope John Paul II Date: 25JAN1983 Table of Contents INTRODUCTION BOOK I. GENERAL NORMS TITLE I. ECCLESIASTICAL LAWS (Cann. 7 – 22) TITLE II. CUSTOM (Cann. 23 – 28) TITLE III. GENERAL DECREES AND INSTRUCTIONS (Cann. 29 – 34) TITLE IV. SINGULAR ADMINISTRATIVE

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Canon Law

Final Public Hearing into the Catholic Church in Australia

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Date: 30DEC2019 Final Public Hearing into the Catholic Church in Australia Canon Law on Reporting: In contrast to the Church’s canon law since at least the 12th century, Pope Pius XI in 1922 imposed the strictest secrecy over information about child sexual

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Pontifical Secret The Biggest wart of all
Canon Law

The Catholic Church and Child Sexual Abuse: It’s Time To Come Clean

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: CatholicsForRenewal.org Date: 20OCT2014 In 1904, Pope Pius X decided to create a code of canon law out of the 10,000 or so papal and council decrees. He appointed a commission headed by Cardinal Gasparri whose assistant was Eugenio Pacelli, the later Pope Pius XII. The Commission discarded the decrees that required

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Kieran Tapsell. The Cunneen Report’s Comments on Canon and Civil Law

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations blog Date: 02JUN2014 On 30 May 2014, the Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Matters relating to the Police Investigation of Certain Child Sexual Abuse Allegations in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland–Newcastle (“Cunneen Report”) was published by the New South Wales Government. The

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Canon Law

Kieran Tapsell: Has the Pontifical Secret Been Secretly Buried?

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations blog Date: 12JUN2019 At the February summit of the heads of national Catholic Bishops’ Conferences in Rome on child sexual abuse, three prominent speakers, Cardinal Marx, Professor Linda Ghisoni and Archbishop Scicluna criticized the pontifical secret, imposed by canon law over child sexual abuse by

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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Popes ordered silence, former judge Kieran Tapsell claims in book

Popes ordered silence Title: Popes ordered silence, former judge Kieran Tapsell claims in book Author: Joanne McCarthy Publication: Newcastle Herald Date: 09JUN2014 A FORMER NSW judge who studied to be a priest with a future notorious Hunter child sex offender has launched a devastating critique of the Catholic Church’s six popes, including two new saints, who

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Instruction Crimen Sollicitationis
Canon Law

Instruction on the manner of proceeding in cases of Solicitation (Crimen Sollicitationis)

Instruction Crimen Sollicitationis To be kept carefully in the Secret Archive of the Curia for internal use. Not to be published or augmented with commentaries. Title: Instruction on the manner of proceeding in cases of Solicitation (Crimen Sollicitationis) Author: Pope John XXIII, Cardinal Ottaviani Publisher: Vatican Polyglot Press 1962 PRELIMINARY MATTERS 1. The crime of

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OPINION: Pontifical secret allows abuse to go unpunished. Kieran Tapsell

OPINION: Pontifical secret Tapsell. Title: OPINION: Pontifical secret allows abuse to go unpunished Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: Newcastle Herald Date: 09JUN2014 THE Catholic Church for some 1500years recognised that simply stripping a priest of his status as a priest was not a sufficient punishment for the sexual abuse of children. Canon law from the 12th

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