Tag: accountability

Opinion

Vatican tightens but doesn’t close accountability loopholes

Barrett Doyle Canon Law Title: Vatican tightens but doesn’t close accountability loopholes Author: Mary Jackson Publisher: wng.org Date: 04JUN2021 New canon laws criminalize grooming and sexual abuse against adults Anne Barrett Doyle began documenting clergy sexual abuse within the Catholic Church in 2003, one year after the Boston Globe reported that church leaders had systematically

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Cardinal Marx offers Pope Francis his resignation, citing ‘responsibility for the catastrophe of sexual abuse’

Cardinal Reinhard Marx Resignation Title: Cardinal Marx offers Pope Francis his resignation, citing ‘responsibility for the catastrophe of sexual abuse’ Author: Gerard O’Connell Publisher: America Media/America Magazine Date: 04JUN2021 In a decision that has sent shock waves through the German Catholic Church, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, 67, the archbishop of Munich and Freising, revealed that on

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Opinion

Pope Francis’ process for investigating accused Catholic bishops clearly requires reform

Francis Vos Estis Reform Title: Pope Francis’ process for investigating accused Catholic bishops clearly requires reform Author: NCR Editorial Staff Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 11MAY2021 Pope Francis’ new system to evaluate allegations of sexual abuse or cover-up against individual Catholic bishops, which went into effect in June 2019, is admirable. For the first time

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Canadian bishops unveil new system to report bishops for abuse, cover-up

Canadian Bishops Vos Estis Title: Canadian bishops unveil new system to report bishops for abuse, cover-up Author: Elise Ann Allen Publisher: Crux Date: 08MAY2021 ROME – At a time when many are eager to see more implementation of Pope Francis’s recent norms for bishops’ accountability, the Canadian bishops have rolled out a new online reporting

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Kaul launches clergy sexual abuse probe

Kaul Catholic Abuse Probe Title: Kaul launches clergy sexual abuse probe Author: Todd Richmond Publisher: Associated Press Date: 27APR2021 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Justice has launched a sweeping investigation of sexual assault in Catholic churches and orders across Wisconsin, Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Tuesday. Kaul, a Democrat, said during a

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Wisconsin to launch statewide investigation of clergy sex abuse, attorney general document reveals

Josh Kaul Clergy Abuse Title: Wisconsin to launch statewide investigation of clergy sex abuse, attorney general document reveals Authors: Haley BeMiller, Laura Schulte & Patrick Marley – USA Today Network Wisconsin Publisher: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Date: 23APR2021 Attorney General Josh Kaul notified the state’s five dioceses as well as separate orders of Catholic priests that his

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Opinion

Parishes cannot obstruct sex abuse investigations

Michael Pfleger Diocese Obstruction Title: Parishes cannot obstruct sex abuse investigations Author: Michael Sean Winters Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 23APR2021 The Catholic Church’s struggle to eradicate the cancer of clergy sex abuse is on trial today. The community at St. Sabina church in Chicago is trying to obstruct the investigation of their much-beloved pastor

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Open Letter to Cardinal Cupich of Chicago

Mark White Cardinal Cupich Title: Open Letter to Cardinal Cupich of Chicago Author: Father Mark White Publisher: Father Mark White Blog Date: 20APR2021 Your Eminence: Many of us watched the speech you delivered via video at the “Religion, Faith, and Flourishing” symposium about the sexual abuse of children. We recognize that you represented our Church

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At Vatican abuse trial, priests cast doubt on testimony of witness

Vatican Clergy Abuse Trial Title: At Vatican abuse trial, priests cast doubt on testimony of witness Author: Junno Arocho Esteves via CNS Publisher: NCROnline Date: 15APR2021 VATICAN CITY — Three priests associated with a minor seminary located in the Vatican testified that they neither witnessed nor were informed of suspected cases of sexual abuse occurring

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