+O'Connell Stands Firm on Dallas Norms

Here is the press release from the Diocese of Trenton, posted on their homepage, about the resignation of the priest and youth ministers who violated the policies adopted by the diocese to comply with the norms of the Dallas Charter for the Protection of Children. Unlike the statements from the Archdiocese of Newark, which have been frequently incorrect, this statement is clear and unequivocal. More bishops need to treat their obligations under the Dallas norms with the same forthrightness.  

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