Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Barbarin’

Church must follow, accept local laws on abuse

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Local laws and court decisions regarding clerical sexual abuse and its cover-up must be respected, Fr Hans Zollner says. Zollner, who is a leading expert in child protection and one of the chief organisers of February’s summit on child protection, says the Church’s responsibility to obey the laws of the land was clarified several years Read more

What next after Barbarin’s resignation?

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Should we be happy with the conviction of Cardinal Barbarin? Several journalists have asked me. As the author of a book on the Preynat scandal (Histoire d’une silence) who was seeking to understand how the Church managed to remain silent and in denial so long, the answer is undoubtedly, yes. The reason is because the Read more

French priest stood down after criticising terror victims

Friday, December 4th, 2015

A French priest has been stood down after he compared those killed in the Bataclan concert hall in Paris with the ISIS terrorists who shot them. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon announced the standing down of Fr Hervé Benoît last Friday. The priest had written a column posted to a traditionalist website in which he Read more