After allegations of sexual assault on church officials Cardinal hires judge to review church sex abuse policies
New Delhi, September 21. Hoping to restore the faith of those disillusioned by how the church has handled sexual abuse allegations, the Catholic Archdiocese of New York appointed a former federal judge Thursday to review its procedures and protocols according to the Catholic news website Crux.
According to the Crux Cardinal Timothy Dolan addresses a news conference at the offices of the New York Archdiocese, in New York, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. The Catholic Archdiocese of New York said Thursday that it has hired former federal judge Barbara Jones, left, to review its procedures and protocols for handling allegations of sexual abuse.
Sexual abuse allegations against a former archbishop
according to the Crux Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced the appointment of Barbara Jones, saying many Catholics had told him they were feeling let down by the church’s hierarchy after a “summer of hell.” The string of bad news has included a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing widespread sexual abuse and systematic cover-up by church officials in that state, and revelations about sexual abuse allegations against a former archbishop, ex Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
The move also comes two weeks after New York’s attorney general announced a comprehensive investigation of how the church and its leaders handled abuse allegations across the state. Attorney General Barbara Underwood issued subpoenas to all eight of the state’s Catholic dioceses for documents containing information on abuse allegations and how they were investigated and handled.
Remind you Pope had recently said,
“Love between a man and a woman, when it is passionate, it leads you to give your life forever. Forever. And to give it with your body and soul,” he said.
His comments were seen as controversial by many netizens; some of them raced to Twitter to recall the recent sexual abuse cases in the Catholic Church.
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Young Catholics discuss way forward for church in light of abuse crisis <a href="https://t.co/gLjz50fiF5">https://t.co/gLjz50fiF5</a> <a href="https://t.co/aPndhcxHLE">pic.twitter.com/aPndhcxHLE</a></p>— Crux (@Crux) <a href="https://twitter.com/Crux/status/1042834828033445889?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 20, 2018</a></blockquote>
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