Posts Tagged ‘Dr Rocio Figueroa’

NZ researchers argue Jesus may have suffered sexual abuse Comments 0

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
sexual abuse

A study published earlier this month by two theologians resident in  New Zealand suggests that Jesus himself was a victim of sexual abuse. Dr Rocio Figueroa Alvear is a Peruvian theologian currently lecturing in systematic theology at Good Shepherd College in Auckland and an external researcher at the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at Otago Read more

Lay movements ‘next frontier’ in abuse crisis, NZ ex-Vatican official says Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
lay movements

Rocio Figueroa Alvear is a theologian, an abuse survivor and a consecrated woman-turned-whistle-blower on scandals in her former community. After trying unsuccessfully to raise the alarm both in her order and in the Vatican, she left, and is now a researcher and activist pushing for a change in Church structures that allow abuse and cover-up Read more

Call to defrock 91-year-old NZ priest Comments 0

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
lay movements

A theology lecturer at the Catholic theological college that educates New Zealand seminarians is calling to defrock 91-year-old priest Magnus Murray, reports the Otago Daily Times. Dr Rocio Figueroa (pictured) of Good Shepherd College, Te Hepara Pai, says the Church’s response needs to be “centred on the victims, not covering up the perpetrators or trying Read more