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S+L BLOG: clerical sex abuse



This week,  Pope Francis met with six people who were abused by priests at some point in their lives. The three men and three women attended a special private Mass at the Santa Marta Residence, had breakfast with the pope, and then met with the Holy Father individually. The meeting raised certain questions: will true ...read more
As you’ve probably read in the last 24 hours, the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith has released new norms concerning serious crimes — which covers such topics as clerical abuse, pornography, discipline, and the Sacraments of Penance, the Eucharist and Holy Orders. Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, offered an explanatory ...read more