Vatican under Ratzinger has cracked down on abuse, expert notes
Catholic World News - March 30, 2010
Since 2001, when the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (under then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) took control of sex-abuse cases involving Catholic priests, the Congregation has handled about 300 cases a year, bringing about a "quiet revolution" in the Church handling of such complaints, Father Raymond de Souza testified in a Vatican Radio interview.
The columnist for Canada's National Post noted that the CDF was given control of the handling of sex-abuse complaints in part because the scandal that erupted first in the US showed that diocesan bishops had not adequately addressed the problem.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our February expenses ($34,950 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!