- Nov 11, 2018
Giuseppe Dalla Torre, a prestigious Italian professor and jurist, has said global society, and the west in particular, needs to rethink the concept of fundamental human rights, which he said are often confused with lesser liberties, creating confusion and, ultimately, a loss of what rights are.
Father Fortunato Di Noto, a veteran in the fight against sexual abuse, said that “a great effort on prevention was made” in writing the new guidelines for Italian bishops.
Allegations of abuse lodged against Father John Tolkien, son of 'Lord of the Rings' creator J.R.R. Tolkien, were discussed on Monday and Tuesday by a British government inquiry into abuse into the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
Alan Cooperman, director of the Pew Research Center says the drop in the pope’s favorability is directly related to his handling of the clerical sexual abuse crisis.
As the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) attempted to salvage its agenda following Monday’s news that the Vatican had requested a postponement of a vote on new measures of bishop accountability, Tuesday’s meeting began with a critical assessment of the current state of transparency and reform.