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abuse crisis
June 02, 2021
“This affirming and widening by Pope Francis of the Canon Law provisions against abuse is welcome and timely, especially as it comes during the Royal Commission on Abuse in Care, which the Catholic Church strongly supports,” says Bishop Stephen
April 23, 2021
Abuse survivor Juan Carlos Cruz says he hopes his presence on the Commission "will bring renewed impulse to the Churches’ commitment to hearing, welcoming, assisting and accompanying the children, men and women who have been abused and in creating a space for them in the life of the Church.”
February 26, 2021
“It is mystifying why anyone would believe the leadership of the archdiocese, which has consistently supported Fr. Pfleger’s good works, would concoct a ruse to remove him,” the Chicago archdiocese said Feb. 24.
July 18, 2020
Irregularities call into question not only the commitment of Church leadership to safeguarding of vulnerable adults, but the efficacy of safeguarding, reporting, and investigative procedures currently in place.
August 16, 2018
Policies have slowly improved. But as a matter of justice, individual prelates should admit wrongdoing and step down
July 28, 2018
Rumours about McCarrick were widespread. Why did nobody act?
June 28, 2018
Five of Chile's 34 bishops have now had their resignations accepted
May 18, 2018
Some bishops may want to disappear into retirement. But given the seriousness of the allegations, there should be legal proceedings
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