Tag: Vos estis lux mundi

Bishops OK plan to implement ‘motu proprio’ on addressing abuse

Bishops OK plan to implement ‘motu proprio’ on addressing abuse

| Mark Pattison | June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops approved a plan to implement the “motu proprio” “Vos Estis Lux Mundi” (“You are the light of the world”) issued in May by Pope Francis to help the Catholic Church safeguard its members from abuse and hold its leaders accountable.

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Bishops approve third-party reporting system; to be in place by May 31

Bishops approve third-party reporting system; to be in place by May 31

| Dennis Sadowski | June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

A nationwide third-party system for receiving confidential reports of “certain complaints” against bishops took a step closer to being implemented during the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Bishops to vote on implementing pope’s ‘motu proprio’ on addressing abuse

Bishops to vote on implementing pope’s ‘motu proprio’ on addressing abuse

| Mark Pattison | June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops are scheduled to vote on a plan to implement the “motu proprio” “Vos Estis Lux Mundi” (“You are the light of the world”) issued in May by Pope Francis to help the Catholic Church safeguard its members from abuse and hold its leaders accountable.

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Official looks at meaning, role of ‘metropolitan archbishop’

Official looks at meaning, role of ‘metropolitan archbishop’

| Cindy Wooden | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most Catholics have never heard of a “metropolitan archbishop,” even if their archbishop is one.

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Universal and local: Church law responds to local law, culture

Universal and local: Church law responds to local law, culture

| Cindy Wooden | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church has universal laws valid around the globe, but many of those laws — including on handling allegations of abuse — must be further refined on a local level to respond to national laws and cultures.

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Letter and spirit: Using universal law to guide local churches on abuse

Letter and spirit: Using universal law to guide local churches on abuse

| Carol Glatz | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ latest effort to help the Catholic Church safeguard its members from abuse and hold its leaders accountable came in the form of a new universal law, “Vos estis lux mundi” (“You are the light of the world”), which takes effect June 1.

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