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Cesareo repeats call for greater lay involvement as church tackles abuse

Cesareo repeats call for greater lay involvement as church tackles abuse

| Dennis Sadowski | June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

National Review Board chairman Francesco Cesareo offered the U.S. bishops meeting in Baltimore a series of recommendations that he said will strengthen the church’s response to the ongoing clergy sexual abuse crisis.

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Laity not playing ‘gotcha’ with bishops on abuse, review board chair says

Laity not playing ‘gotcha’ with bishops on abuse, review board chair says

| Dennis Sadowski | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The path to rebuilding the U.S. Church’s credibility as it emerges from the lingering clergy sexual abuse scandal rests in embracing the role of laypeople as important collaborators, said the chairman of the National Review Board.

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National Review Board expects to push bishops on abuse accountability

National Review Board expects to push bishops on abuse accountability

| Dennis Sadowski | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Members of the National Review Board see their work as one way to continue challenging the U.S. bishops “not to back down” from efforts to improve accountability in responding to clergy sexual abuse, said board chairman Francesco Cesareo.

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Bishops hear frank presentations, discussion on abuse crisis

Bishops hear frank presentations, discussion on abuse crisis

| November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops gave a standing ovation Nov. 13 to Francesco Cesareo, chairman of the National Review Board, for his report on the widening abuse crisis in the church and his calls for more action from them to address the abuse.

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National Review Board chairman seeks fix to address charter ‘loophole’

National Review Board chairman seeks fix to address charter ‘loophole’

| Dennis Sadowski | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Review Board chairman called for changes to the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” to “make it a less ambiguous document” because despite nearly every diocese meeting its standards in third-party audits, some bishops are facing scrutiny about their handling of reports of wayward priests.

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NRB: Change in church’s culture, including bishops, needed to end abuse

NRB: Change in church’s culture, including bishops, needed to end abuse

| Mark Pattison | August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

“What needs to happen is a genuine change in the church’s culture, specifically among the bishops themselves,” the board said. “This evil has resulted from a loss of moral leadership and an abuse of power that led to a culture of silence that enabled these incidents to occur.

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Since 2002, U.S. church has had strict protocols in place to address abuse

Since 2002, U.S. church has had strict protocols in place to address abuse

| January 9, 2018 | 2 Comments

The death of Cardinal Bernard Law opened “a lot of old wounds,” causing “much pain and anger in those who have suffered so much already,” Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley said Dec. 20, the day the Vatican announced Cardinal Law’s death.

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