Posts Tagged ‘Hans Zollner SJ’

Sexual abuse is skyrocketing

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
sexual abuse

Elections in the United States, a global pandemic and human rights protests have crowded the news coverage for most of 2020. But activists and sexual abuse survivors continue to ask that the protection of minors and vulnerable adults in the Catholic Church and elsewhere remain a priority despite losing momentum, as risks of online and Read more

Vulnerable minors risk sex-predators’ online grooming

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Vulnerable minors are at greater risk of sex-predators’ online grooming says Fr Hans Zollner SJ of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. He says the increased screen time and isolation due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is putting young people at greater risk than usual. As a result of the pandemic, almost every Read more

Safeguarding at risk due to COVID

Monday, June 8th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the risk elements in the Church’s sexual abuse response, says Fr Hans Zollner SJ. Zollner is the leading Rome based specialist in addressing the scourge of sex abuse in Catholic institutions. With less money in circulation, he is urging civil and church societies not to blur their focus nor cut Read more

Paternalistic attitude is worse than clericalism

Monday, March 16th, 2020

A paternalistic attitude within the Church that devalues laypeople and puts clergy on a pedestal is worse than clericalism says German Jesuit priest Hans Zollner. Zollner is one of the Church’s leading experts in child protection. There are two sides to this problem, Zollner says. One is with “the hierarchy not involving the gifts of Read more