Document bewilders some. Groups say, "Pope Francis has a lot of explaining to do." They call the seminary guidelines "extremely disappointing" and "scapegoating."
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
Fr. Kevin Gugliotta is accused of of possessing and disseminating child pornography. The Vatican dismissed a prior sex abuse charge because it took place before he was ordained.
SNAP charged that Bishop Joseph Tyson had "done virtually nothing to undo the damage" done by past clerical sex abusers in the Yakima diocese.
Young Voices: If the sex abuse crisis is to end, we adults must ensure that every bishop who puts a child at risk is held accountable.
At the Intersection: I see parallels between the abuse scandal in the Catholic church and the slow awakening we are witnessing about the realities of police violence.
Commentary: When you're told, "We've reported to law enforcement," insist on seeing proof. To church officials, the phrase "reported to authorities" can mean something very different.
Examining the Crisis: Victories, whatever their cause, need to be acknowledged, and forcing the resignation of a Catholic bishop is no small accomplishment.
Bringing more expertise and more geographic balance, the larger commission and the global nature of the church could add to the complexity, rather than reduce it.
Commentary: It's been 10 years since SNAP began prodding LCWR to take action on abuse by women religious. It's been a frustrating and fruitless decade.
The former Twin Cities chancellor said current canonical and civil processes are incapable of bringing about reparations for clergy sex abuse victims that Pope Francis requested.