Tag: clericalism

Opinion

Pope Francis’ reforms the Church’s disciplinary system in response to royal commission

Pope Francis Kieran Tapsell Title: Pope Francis’ reforms the Church’s disciplinary system in response to royal commission Author: Kieran Tapsell Publisher: Pearls and Irritations – John Menadue Date: 08JUN2021 One of the main reasons for the Catholic Church shifting around abusive priests was because its disciplinary system was dysfunctional. Far more children were abused than

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Kieran Tapsell

Canon Law on Child Sexual Abuse Through the Ages

Catholics Canon Law Tapsell Title: Canon Law on Child Sexual Abuse Through the Ages Author: Kieran Tapsell Publisher: CatholicsForRenewal.Org In 2014 two senior members of the Marist and Christian Brothers in Australia told Justice McLellan, the Chair of the Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission that in the 1980s the brothers would not have regarded touching a

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News

New Vatican document ‘very disappointing’, says campaigner

Marie Collins Zero Tolerance Title: New Vatican document ‘very disappointing’, says campaigner Author: Vivienne Clarke Publisher: The Irish Times Date: 02JUN2021 Veteran campaigner Marie Collins has expressed her disappointment at the changes to the Catholic Church’s penal code announced by the Vatican on Tuesday. The new rules will force bishops to take action action against

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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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Podcast

Reaction To The Changes In The Catholic Church’s Penal Code

Catholic Church Penal Code Title: Reaction To The Changes In The Catholic Church’s Penal Code Podcast: The Pat Kenny Show Presenter: Pat Kenny interviews Marie Collins Publisher: Newstalk Date: 02Jun2021 Pope Francis has ordered the biggest changes to the Catholic Church’s penal code in four decades, which will force bishops to take action against clerics who abuse

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Canon Law

Vatican tells bishops to get serious on crime and punishment

Canon Law Crime Punishment Title: Vatican tells bishops to get serious on crime and punishment Author: Elise Ann Allen Publisher: Crux Date: 02JUN2021 ROME – On Tuesday the Vatican published a long-awaited revision of Book VI of the Code of Canon Law, unveiling a brand-new penal system including a handful of new crimes and making

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News

Vatican law criminalizes abuse of adults by priests, laity

Mary Untier Of Knots Title: Vatican law criminalizes abuse of adults by priests, laity Author: Nicole Winfield Publisher: Associated Press Date: 01JUN2021 VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has changed church law to explicitly criminalize the sexual abuse of adults by priests who abuse their authority and to say that laypeople who hold church office

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Opinion

Examining the Deep Roots of the Abuse Crisis

Deep Roots Abuse Crisis Title: Examining the Deep Roots of the Abuse Crisis Author: Darrick Taylor Publisher: Crisis Magazine Date: 18MAY2021 The ongoing sexual abuse crisis in the Church has left many good Catholics shaken, and like many I have tried to understand how this has happened. Obviously, homosexuality in the clergy plays a role,

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