Tag: child sexual abuse

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Opinion

Hmmm … the Independent Advisory Group’s Governance report

Dim Light Southern Cross Title: Hmmm … the Independent Advisory Group’s Governance report Author: Philippa Martyr Publisher: The Catholic Weekly Date: 05JUN2020 The Royal Commission made some sensible recommendations for changes in church governance. But they also made recommendations – like breaking the seal of the confessional – which the Church can’t introduce without altering

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News

Leaked report needs ‘due consideration’ say bishops

Light Southern Cross Coleridge Title: Leaked report needs ‘due consideration’ say bishops Author: Marilyn Rodrigues Publisher: The Catholic Weekly Date: 05JUN2020 Confidential document appeared online before release In a shock move, a confidential advisory report to Australia’s Catholics bishops and religious superiors has been leaked to French Catholic newspaper La Croix after they were criticised

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News

Brooklyn bishop accused by second man of sex abuse

Accused Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio Title: Brooklyn bishop accused by second man of sex abuse Author: Michael Rezendes AP investigative researcher Randy Herschaft in New York contributed to this report Publisher: The Tribune Date: 04JUN2020 NEW YORK — The Roman Catholic bishop of Brooklyn, already under a church investigation for alleged sex abuse, has been accused

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Opinion

May the Global Church Discover ‘Light from the Southern Cross’

Leaked Light Southern Cross Title: May the Global Church Discover ‘Light from the Southern Cross’ Author: Richard R. Gaillardetz Publisher: Catholic Outlook with permission from La Croix International. Date: 04JUN2020 Review and analysis of “potentially groundbreaking document” on Church governance As the entire world struggles with the challenges, tragedies, and constraints imposed by the current

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News

Australian bishops’ report advocates major changes to church governance

Confidential Report Church Governance Title: Australian bishops’ report advocates major changes to church governance Author: Joshua J. McElwee Publisher: NCR Online Date: 03JUN2020 A new report commissioned by Australia’s bishops and religious orders recommends a series of radical changes to the way the Catholic Church operates across the country, tackling issues as far-ranging as women’s

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Blog

JOHN MENADUE. The Light From the Southern Cross.A Report on Catholic Church Governance

Confidential Light Southern Cross Title: JOHN MENADUE. The Light From the Southern Cross.A Report on Catholic Church Governance Author: John Menadue Publisher: John Menadue—Pearls & Irritations Date: 02JUN2020 This confidential 208 page Report ‘promoting Co-Responsible Governance in the Catholic Church in Australia’ was commissioned by the Australian Catholic Bishops and Religious Superiors to review the

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Child Sexual Abuse

Reporting abuse — the church’s blind spot

Reporting Abuse Church Blindspot Title: Reporting abuse — the church’s blind spot Authors: Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris Publisher: Church Executive website Date: 28MAY2020 When in doubt, REPORT.  If every allegation of child sexual abuse was simply reported by church leaders to appropriate authorities, the resulting positive impact would be immeasurable. Survivors of abuse would

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Polish priests defy bishop amid pedophilia scandal

Polish Priests Defy Bishop Title: Polish priests defy bishop amid pedophilia scandal Author: Monika Sieradzka Publisher: DW (Deutsche Welle) Date: 31MAY2020 Priests in the Polish diocese of Kalisz refused to sign letters of loyalty to their bishop after a child abuse cover-up. More and more Catholics in Poland are calling on the Church to properly

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