Tag: justice

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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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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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
News

Accountability, transparency, due process still needed, abuse experts say

Accountability transparency due process Title: Accountability, transparency, due process still needed, abuse experts say Author: Carol Glatz   Publisher: The Boston Pilot via CNS   Date:  13APR2021 ROME (CNS) — To help foster a wider discussion on work that still must be done to safeguard minors and vulnerable people in the Catholic Church, a canon law

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News

‘Profound evil’ of abuse must be eradicated, Pope Francis tells symposium

Pope Francis Profound Evil Title: ‘Profound evil’ of abuse must be eradicated, Pope Francis tells symposium Author: Carol Glatz Publisher: National Catholic Reporter (NCR) via Catholic News Service (CNS) Date:  08APR2021 VATICAN CITY — As religious leaders, scholars, experts and abuse survivors come together online to participate in a three-day international symposium on faith, healing

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Podcast

Dr Tom Doyle: Church structure to blame for abuse

Tom Doyle Clergy Abuse Title: Dr Tom Doyle: Church structure to blame for abuse Podcast: Saturday Morning with Kim Hill Publisher: RNZ Date: 27MAR2021 Dr Tom Doyle, who is a priest, canon lawyer and addictions therapist, this week gave evidence to the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry faith-based redress hearing in Auckland, where

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News

Pope Francis names Juan Carlos Cruz, prominent abuse survivor and whistleblower, to Vatican panel

Juan Carlos Cruz Vatican Title: Pope Francis names Juan Carlos Cruz, prominent abuse survivor and whistleblower, to Vatican panel Author: Gerard O’Connell Publisher: America Magazine Date: 24MAR2021 In a highly significant decision, Pope Francis has appointed Juan Carlos Cruz—a well-known Chilean victim of abuse, international advocate for survivors of clerical abuse and a gay man—as

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Blog

Honoring the Legacy & Impact of “Spotlight” Editor Marty Baron

“Spotlight” Editor Marty Baron Title: Honoring the Legacy & Impact of “Spotlight” Editor Marty Baron Author: Jeff Anderson Publisher: Jeff Anderson & Associates Date: 01MAR2021 On February 28, 2021, Washington Post Executive Editor Martin “Marty” Baron retired from journalism. His legacy and his influence on the clergy sexual abuse survivors’ movement cannot be understated. It’s

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News

Clergy sex abuse survivors and whistleblower priests join together for healing and worship

Whistleblower Priests Clergy Abuse Title: Clergy sex abuse survivors and whistleblower priests join together for healing and worship Author: Kimberly Curth Publisher: Fox8Live.com Date: 24FEB2021 NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Survivors and whistleblower priests are joining together in an unconventional way. They’ve found common ground in their personal experiences speaking out about clergy sexual abuse while

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Blog

The Unrepentant Syndicate

Mark White Unrepentant Syndicate Title: The Unrepentant Syndicate Author: Father Mark White Publisher: Father Mark White Blog Date: 01FEB2021 This is the first of the two posts I promised, proving that the current ecclesiastical hierarchy continues to operate according to this long-debunked, wrong-headed principle: Sexual abuse is a shameful private matter that should be kept

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