Tag: Abuse accountability

Protocol approved on restrictions on bishops facing claim of abuse

Protocol approved on restrictions on bishops facing claim of abuse

| Mark Pattison | June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a measure that would enable bishops to apply restrictions in the life and ministry of retired bishops accused of sexual abuse or who failed to take necessary measures to prevent abuse.

Continue Reading

What has been done and what we still need to do

What has been done and what we still need to do

| Greg Erlandson | May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Josh Shapiro, the attorney general for the state of Pennsylvania, has used the burning of the Notre Dame Cathedral as an opportunity to write a column upbraiding U.S. bishops.

Continue Reading

Bishops say they face angry questions over mishandling of abuse reports

Bishops say they face angry questions over mishandling of abuse reports

| Dennis Sadowski | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

U.S. bishops admitted during a wide-ranging discussion during their fall general assembly that parishioners are angry and continually ask how a charismatic clergyman was able to rise through church ranks despite widespread knowledge of allegations that he sexually abused seminarians and boys.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Catholics express despair, disbelief, anger at new abuse revelations

Catholics express despair, disbelief, anger at new abuse revelations

| Mark Pattison | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

After the first allegations of abuse against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick were publicized in mid-June, employees at the U.S. bishops’ conference headquarters in Washington were bracing for calls from Catholics confused, outraged or anything in between regarding the emerging scandal.

Continue Reading

Archdiocese discloses 19 additional names of men accused of abuse

Archdiocese discloses 19 additional names of men accused of abuse

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis added 19 men Nov. 3 to a list of priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them.

Continue Reading

Vatican maze: Retracing the path of abuse accountability proposals

Vatican maze: Retracing the path of abuse accountability proposals

| Carol Glatz | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recent exchanges in the media between the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and a former member of a papal advisory commission have highlighted a lack of clarity and transparency when it comes to finding better ways to make bishops and religious superiors more accountable for how they handle allegations of sexual abuse.

Continue Reading