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New York archdiocese: ‘Vos estis’ Hubbard records can’t be turned over in sex abuse lawsuit

Vos Estis First Amendment Title: New York archdiocese: ‘Vos estis’ Hubbard records can’t be turned over in sex abuse lawsuit Author: The Pillar Staff Publisher: The Pillar Date:  12SEP2022 Are ‘Vos estis’ records protected by the First Amendment? The New York archdiocese says they are. The Archdiocese of New York argued in an Albany courtroom on

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Archbishop Nienstedt: an example of how the pope’s abuse law is not working

Vos Estis Archbishop Nienstedt Title: Archbishop Nienstedt: an example of how the pope’s abuse law is not working Author: Hank Shea Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 09JUN2022 Anne Barrett Doyle of the group BishopAccountability.org recently wrote a thoughtful article on how Pope Francis’ major law to hold bishops and religious superiors accountable for abuse they

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Pontifical Secret

Pontifical Secret Wikipedia

Pontifical Secret Wikipedia Title: Pontifical Secret Author: Wikipedia contributors Publisher: Wikipedia Date:  Ongoing The pontifical secret or pontifical secrecy or papal secrecy is the code of confidentiality that, in accordance with the canon law of the Catholic Church as modified in 1983, applies in matters that require greater than ordinary confidentiality:[1] Business of the Roman

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Francis’ clergy abuse law, ‘Vos Estis,’ isn’t working. Here’s how to fix it.

Pope Fix ‘Vos Estis’ Title: Francis’ clergy abuse law, ‘Vos Estis,’ isn’t working. Here’s how to fix it. Author: Anne Barrett Doyle Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 25MAY2022 Three years ago, as the Catholic Church faced an unprecedented reckoning with clergy sexual abuse, Pope Francis introduced a church law that promised to hold bishops and

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In shockingly frank deposition, former bishop admits moving alleged abusers from treatment to ministry

Bishop Howard Hubbard Abuse Title: In shockingly frank deposition, former bishop admits moving alleged abusers from treatment to ministry Author: Kevin Clarke Publisher: America Magazine Date: 04APR2022 In testimony conducted over four days in April 2021, Bishop Howard Hubbard, the former leader of the Diocese of Albany, N.Y., described in unusually frank terms how he

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Pope releases Vatican reform, gives weight to fighting abuse

Pope Releases Vatican Reform Title: Pope releases Vatican reform, gives weight to fighting abuse Author: Nicole Winfield Publisher: ABC News/Associated Press Date: 20MAR2022 ROME — Pope Francis released his long-awaited reform program of the Holy See bureaucracy on Saturday that envisages greater decision-making roles for the laity and gives new institutional weight to efforts to

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Pope Francis’ ‘Zanchetta problem’

Pope Francis’ ‘Zanchetta problem’ Title: Pope Francis’ ‘Zanchetta problem’ Authors: Ed. Condon and JD Flynn Publisher: The Pillar Date: 05MAR2022 The criminal conviction of Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta for the sexual abuse of seminarians has sent shock waves through the Argentine Catholic Church, and the Vatican. The conviction also raises questions about the credibility of Pope

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Why is an abuser still working as a priest?

How is this possible? Title: Why is an abuser still working as a priest? Author: Mark Lowen Publisher: BBC News Date: 17FEB2022 The BBC has uncovered how a culture of complicity and denial conceals the true scale of clerical sex abuse in Italy. One shocking case that we delved into exposes how abusers in the

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Abuse survivors say Benedict apology falls short

Benedict Apology Falls Short Title: Abuse survivors say Benedict apology falls short Author: Elise Ann Allen Publisher: Crux Date: 09FEB2022 ROME – Abuse survivors have criticized retired Pope Benedict XVI’s apology Tuesday for his failures in handling the abuse crisis, saying his refusal to admit wrongdoing in several cases while archbishop of Munich is disappointing

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Can the Vatican reform pontifical not-so-secrecy?

Pontifical Not So Secrecy Title: Can the Vatican reform pontifical not-so-secrecy? Author: JD Flynn and Ed. Condon Publisher: The Pillar Date: 09FEB2022 “Pontifical secret” is one of those mysterious-sounding pieces of Church jargon that you won’t find anywhere else — the sort of phrase which cloaks the ordinary administrative business of the Church in an

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