- Jul 31, 2021
Msgr. Jeffrey D. Burrill, the general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops since November, has resigned from the post after the USCCB “became aware of impending media reports alleging possible improper behavior by Msgr. Burrill,” said Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, USCCB president.
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 crimes and making punishment for offenses an obligation, rather than a suggestion.
Earlier this month the Archdiocese of Montreal unveiled a new set of protocols being implemented quickly as the result of an independent investigation into a local abuse case that identified several holes in the system.
VATICAN CITY — The revised section of the Code of Canon Law dealing with crimes and penalties, including those related to clerical sexual abuse, should be ready for publication before the end of summer, said the secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts. Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta, who spearheaded
In a message released Feb. 15, the bishops of Chile asked forgiveness once again from God and our brothers and sisters who have been abused, mistreated, excluded or ignored by some of their ministers.
After releasing a report documenting 81 cases of the sexual abuse of minors in Spain, the Jesuit leadership in the country expressed “shame, pain, and regret.”
The host of a new podcast documenting the clerical sexual abuse crisis in the United States has said the message those behind it want to send is that while important steps have been taken, it is far from over.
A Spanish association that advocates for a secular Europe is calling for proposed legislation on the protection of children to specifically target the Catholic Church, claiming that it has “for years protected” child abuse.