Posts Tagged ‘safeguarding’

National Office of Professional Standards launches website Comments 0

Monday, March 11th, 2019

The website for the New Zealand Catholic Church’s National Office of Professional Standards (NOPS) has just gone live. The website provides a platform for information on reporting abuse, safeguarding information and any related policies or documents. NOPS Director, Virginia Noonan, says “the website provides another channel for reporting abuse and providing information on safeguarding in the Read more

New Zealand to be represented at Vatican safeguarding conference Comments 0

Monday, February 11th, 2019
safeguarding conference

A representative from the New Zealand Catholic Bishops will attend the summit on safeguarding in the Vatican later this month. Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington and vice-president of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC), will attend the meeting which will take place 21 – 24 February 2019. Because of recent eye surgery, Bishop Read more

Post abuse crisis, how can we get back to our Christian roots? Comments 0

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Hans Zollner, S.J., is a licensed German psychologist and psychotherapist with a doctorate in theology and one of the church’s leading experts in the area of safeguarding minors. He is the president of the Centre for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, a member on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Read more

Theologian: Church must be more than fortress of guidelines Comments 0

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

The Church has to be more than just a fortress of guidelines and norms keeping abusers out and those not abused safe within, a theologian has said. Jesuit Fr James Corkery, a theology professor at Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University, said the Church also must be an open, welcoming home for those who have been wounded Read more

New Sydney archbishop reaches out to disillusioned Catholics Comments 0

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The new Archbishop of Sydney has urged disillusioned Catholic to return and “help us to be a better Church”. At his installation Mass last week, Archbishop Anthony Fisher vowed to improve the Church’s record on safeguarding children. He said the Church would emerge from a period of intense public scrutiny about clerical child abuse “humbler, Read more

Expert attacks Irish hierarchy’s attitude to child abuse Comments 0

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The former head of the Church body set up to protect children in Ireland has attacked the Irish bishops’ efforts in this area. Ian Elliott has accused the bishops of “minimal responses and empty gestures” when dealing with clerical abuse. Mr Elliott headed the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland Read more

Catholic Church must change its theology and culture to protect kids Comments 0

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Scotland’s Catholic Church must change its culture and theology to protect children in its care, says the Protestant minister asked to review its safeguards. Dr Andrew McLellan announced the remit and membership of a new commission to investigate how the Catholic Church handles abuse. The former Moderator of the Church of Scotland believes his own Read more

Pope encourages work against sexual abuse Comments 1

Friday, June 7th, 2013

The ongoing work of protecting young people from sexual abuse has received strong encouragement from Pope Francis. “This is important work; keep it up!” he said three times during a meeting with a participant in an international conference on the subject. The annual Anglophone Conference on the Safeguarding of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults Read more