Anne Barrett Doyle is co-director of, an independent nonprofit and online library based in Waltham, Massachusetts. Founded in 2003, it researches child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and the management of those cases by the Holy See.

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Francis' clergy abuse law, 'Vos Estis,' isn't working. Here's how to fix it.

Commentary: In 2019 Pope Francis introduced Vos Estis Lux Mundi, a church law to hold bishops and religious superiors accountable for abuse. But to be the transformative tool that is needed, Vos Estis must be revised.

NY cardinal's new compensation program for victims will keep sex abuse hidden

NCR Today: Cardinal Timothy Dolan's compensation program will certainly help some victims, its biggest beneficiary will be Dolan and his management team.