- Dec 9, 2019
Sources who spoke on background have told Crux that new Vatican norms on clerical abuse risk being so rushed that instead of making things clearer, the text may raise more questions than it answers.
An Italian clerical abuse victim is disappointed after Vatican promises of transparency for the ecclesiastical trial of his alleged abuser are betrayed.
Continuing its efforts to fight clerical sexual abuse, the Archdiocese of Mexico City presented on Wednesday an Interdisciplinary Team for Attention to Victims, that involves priests, lay people and survivors, including the director of SNAP-Mexico.
Despite criticism of St. John Paul II’s handling of the clerical sexual abuse crisis, the late pope’s closest aide says an anti-abuse summit taking place this week is completely consistent with John Paul’s own approach.
The concept of “pontifical secrecy,” if not quite on life support, has certainly seen better days.
On Saturday, during the final presentation of the Feb. 21-24 event, a journalist told the gathering that bishops must “choose sides”: The side of the abuser or the side of the victim.