Posts Tagged Fr. Robert Oliver
Pope Francis names two Americans to key posts on sex abuse reform / the Boston Globe
Posted by Voice of the Faithful in Clergy Sexual Abuse, Pope Francis, Vatican, Voice of the Faithful on September 10, 2014
Two priests from the United States, one with ties to Chicago and the other a veteran of the Boston archdiocese, have been named to key Vatican roles by Pope Francis in his clean-up effort with regard to the Church’s child sexual abuse scandals.
“At the same time, Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston has also been confirmed as president of a new anti-abuse commission created by the pontiff in December 2013.
“Prior to this point the Vatican officially had described O’Malley only as a member of the commission, though behind the scenes he played the key role in its activities, including organizing a July 7 meeting for Francis with victims of abuse.”
By John L. Allen, Jr., The Boston Globe — Click here to read the rest of this story.
Vatican Abuse Prosecutor Says Rome ‘Well Aware’ of Accountability Problem / National Catholic Reporter
Posted by Voice of the Faithful in Catholic Bishops, Clergy Sexual Abuse, Vatican, Voice of the Faithful on November 25, 2013
“The Vatican’s top prosecutor for sex abuse cases says Rome is “well aware” of how frustrated many people are with perceived confusion about how to hold bishops accountable when they’re accused of failing to make a “zero tolerance” policy stick and hopes a solution will emerge from debates over curial reform under Pope Francis.” By John L. Allen, Jr., National Catholic Reporter
Click here to read the rest of Allen’s article.
Has the Pope’s Attitude Toward Clergy Sexual Abuse Changed Over the Past Decade?
Posted by Voice of the Faithful in Vatican, Voice of the Faithful on February 6, 2013
A Long Night’s Journey into Day
This dotCommonweal blog post offers two quotes. The first from Pope Benedict XVI in 2002 when, as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, he was head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The second from Fr. Robert Oliver, recently appointed by Benedict XVI as Promoter of Justice at the Congregation, during a press conference yesterday afternoon in Rome.