Church Needs to Show More than Legal Compliance on Sexual Abuse / UCANEWS.com

It’s been a big week for the clergy and their dealings with the police across the world. In legal matters in countries covering four continents – India, the Dominican Republic, Italy and Australia – clerics are being held to account by police and civil courts … But the rule of law will flounder and eventually deliver far less than it should if there is not something else. The necessary values underpinning institutions that manage the rule of law also have to work. Without transparency, accountability and a readiness to recognize that public trust is much more important for the Church than just about anything else, the reforms of legal procedures inside the Church and a willingness to see justice done according to the rule of law will fail.”

By Fr. Michael Kelly, UCANEWS.com — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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  1. #1 by Pat on July 9, 2014 - 4:32 PM

    ucanews.com is the most trusted independent Catholic news source from Asia. It reports news from, about and of interest to the Church in Asia.

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  2. #2 by Ed Wilson on July 2, 2014 - 6:52 PM

    Is UCA News Aystralian?

    Ed

    on 7/2/14 10:32 AM, Voice of the Faithful ® at comment-reply@wordpress.com wrote:

    > Voice of the Faithful posted: “It’s been a big week for the clergy and their > dealings with the police across the world. In legal matters in countries > covering four continents ­ India, the Dominican Republic, Italy and Australia > ­ clerics are being held to account by police and civil co” >

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    • #3 by Voice of the Faithful on July 3, 2014 - 9:05 AM

      UCANEWS.com (Union of Catholic Asian News) is an independent Catholic news source that covers Catholic news throughout Asia and is based in Hong Kong. You can go to http://www.ucanews.com for more information.

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