Posts Tagged ‘Vos estis lux mundi’

New Vatican law on abuse cover-up has hit-and-miss week Comments 0

Monday, September 16th, 2019
abuse cover-up

When the Vatican announced new procedures to hold bishops accountable in May, the main question was: Will it work? The legislation – called Vos Estis Lux Mundi – enacted what is known as the Metropolitan Model, in which archbishops would play a prominent role in policing those bishops in their ecclesiastical province. This week, the Read more

Lay advisors want Vatican to release McCarrick files Comments 0

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Lay advisers to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) want the Holy See to be more open about former archbishop Theodore McCarrick. They want the USCCB to ask for all the relevant documents and the results of diocesan and archdiocesan investigations about McCarrick to be released. Both the National Advisory Council to the US Read more

Mandatory reporting of clerical sexual abuse Comments 0

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Pope Francis has released a new law making it mandatory for all clerics and members of religious orders to report cases of clerical sexual abuse to Church authorities. It also includes actions or omissions of bishops and religious superiors that in any way interfere with or fail to investigate abuse. “The crimes of sexual abuse Read more