Tag: Laity

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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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Church abuse record ‘makes a mockery’ of moral leadership

Francis Sullivan Cover Up Title: The cover up culture in the Church on child sexual abuse had had “an insidious effect”. Author: Sarah MacDonald Publisher: The Tablet Date: 17FEB2022 The former chief executive of the Catholic Church’s Truth, Justice and Healing Council which oversaw the Church’s response to Australia’s Royal Commission into child sexual abuse

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Madonnina
Opinion

Reforming the Vatican’s Code of Canon law, #MeToo Insights, and Zero Tolerance

Verdict Justia Canon Law Title: Reforming the Vatican’s Code of Canon law, #MeToo Insights, and Zero Tolerance Author: Lesley Wexler Publisher: Verdict Justia Date: 24JUN2021 In recent days, Pope Francis has described the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis as a worldwide catastrophe. He urged that the Catholic Church end its “head-in-sand policy”, acknowledge its institutional

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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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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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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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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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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Madonnina
Opinion

‘Stop suppressing Catholics’, outspoken nun tells Australian church leaders

Chittister Stop Suppressing Catholics Title: ‘Stop suppressing Catholics’, outspoken nun tells Australian church leaders Author: Farrah Tomazin Publisher: The Age Date: 16MAY2021 An outspoken US nun who was recently embroiled in a censorship row with Melbourne’s Archbishop has warned Australia’s Catholic Church that it faces an inevitable decline unless it stops suppressing rank-and-file members pushing

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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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