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Guardian Angels: Safeguarding minors is a mandate, not a choice

Guardian Angels Safeguarding minors Title: Guardian Angels: Safeguarding minors is a mandate, not a choice Author: Carol Glatz Publisher: The Pilot (Boston) via Catholic News Service Date: 02JUL2020 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Concern and frustration with delayed and failed responses to abuse scandals in Poland culminated in a desperate appeal to Pope Francis to help

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Church should empower victims to disclose abuse

Charles Scicluna Pontifical Secret Title: Church should empower victims to disclose abuse Author: Juliet Palmer Publisher: CathNews NZ Pacific Date:  06JUL2020 The Catholic Church needs to empower victims of clerical abuse to disclose their predicament, says Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna. It’s been more than a year since Pope Francis published “Vos Est Lux Mundi (You

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Top Vatican investigator on sex abuse says church must empower victims

Archbishop Scicluna Clergy Abuse Title: Top Vatican investigator on sex abuse says church must empower victims Author: Claire Giangrave Publisher: Religion News Service Date: 02JUL2020 VATICAN CITY (RNS) — It’s been more than a year since Pope Francis issued his historic document, “Vos Est Lux Mundi (You are the light of the world),” and ushered in

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Catholics want reform

Catholics Want Reform Title: Catholics want reform Author: Peter Johnstone Publisher: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations Date: 30JUN2020 Catholics are rising up and accepting responsibility for renewing their Church. Catholics across Australia and New Zealand have met via Zoom to support the growing movement for reform of the Catholic Church. Representatives of 17 reform groups

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Final Reports and Publications

The 2019 Annual Report on the Implementation of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People”

USCCB Child Protection Report Title: The 2019 Annual Report on the Implementation of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” Author: prepared by the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection for the National Review Board and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). It was authorized by the USCCB President, Archbishop

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Abuse allegations against former Springfield Bishop Christopher Weldon ‘unequivocally credible,’ investigation finds

Bishop Weldon Abuse credible Title: Abuse allegations against former Springfield Bishop Christopher Weldon ‘unequivocally credible,’ investigation finds Author: Anne-Gerard Flynn Publisher: MassLive Date: 24JUN2020 SPRINGFIELD — A retired superior court judge’s review of sexual abuse allegations against former Bishop Christopher J. Weldon, who led the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield for more than 25 years, found

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Irish laypeople deplore bishops’ financial opacity, clericalism in managing diocesan accounts

Irish Laypeople deplore clericalism Title: Irish laypeople deplore bishops’ financial opacity, clericalism in managing diocesan accounts Author: Cameron Doody Publisher: Novena News Date: 22JUN2020 Irish laypeople have deplored their bishops’ financial opacity and clericalism in managing diocesan accounts. The complaint came in the latest edition of the transparency tables of We Are Church Ireland. The importance

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Report on sexual abuse allegations against late Springfield Bishop Christopher Weldon could prove pivotal

Springfield Bishop Christopher Weldon Title: Report on sexual abuse allegations against late Springfield Bishop Christopher Weldon could prove pivotal Author: Anne-Gerard Flynn Publisher: MassLive Media Date: 22JUN2020 A soon-to-be-released report nearly a year in the making could shed light on decades of sexual abuse by clergy in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield and forever

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A Plenary of Broken Promises?

Plenary Broken Promises Australia Title: A Plenary of Broken Promises? Author: Gail Freyne Publisher: John Menadue-Pearls & Irritations Date: 17JUN2020 When the people in the pews get so restless that evidence of deceptive dealing at the top of the Catholic Church in Australia starts falling off the back of trucks these same leaders should know

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Australian Bishops urge further consultation on leaked governance report

Australian Bishops “Interim” Report Title: Australian Bishops urge further consultation on leaked governance report Author: Vatican News Publisher: Vatican News Date: 15JUN2020 Archbishop Mark Coleridge issues a statement regarding a leaked report on Church governance in Australia, and calls for further consultation before the final version can be released. The President of the Australian Catholic Bishops’

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