Archive for December 5th, 2013

Legion of Christ Unveils Measures to Respond to Sex Abuse by Members / National Catholic Reporter

“The Legion of Christ, a religious order of priests still dealing with the fallout from revelations of sexual abuse by its disgraced founder, announced Thursday (Dec. 5) that a recent investigation has uncovered ‘significant evidence of sexual abuse’ by another Legion official who served as the order’s novice master at its Cheshire, Conn., seminary.” By Tom Roberts, National Catholic Reporter — Click here to read the rest of this article.

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Pope Francis Establishes Commission on Protection of Minors / Vatican Radio

At the briefing on Thursday (Dec. 5) alongside the Director of the Holy See Press Office, there participated Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, member of the Council of Cardinals, who gave the following Declaration: ‘Continuing decisively along the lines undertaken by Pope Benedict XVI, and accepting a proposal presented by the Council of Cardinals, the Holy Father has decided to establish a specific Commission for the protection of minors, with the aim of advising Pope Francis on the Holy See’s commitment to the protection of children and in pastoral care for victims of abuse.’” By Vatican Radio — Click here to read the rest of this announcement.

Additionally — Vatican Announces New Papal Advisory Commission on Sex Abuse from National Catholic Reporter

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