Australian priests and a bishop have said they would go to jail rather than break the seal of confession to report a person confessing to child sexual abuse. Kieran Tapsell says the issue can resolved with a change to canon law.
NCR's recent editorial rightly cites the all-male clerical culture as a key factor in sex abuse, but it fails to point out Pope Francis' inaction.
NCR Today: Days before Marie Collins' resignation, three members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors testified about resistance in Rome before the Australian Royal Commission.
Examining The Crisis: The calls for Cardinal Philippe Barbarin's resignation or sacking raise the issue of how he breached canon law.