US bishops approve 3rd-party reporting system for allegations against bishops
June 13, 2019
CWN Editor's Note: Reports received at a toll-free number “would be funneled through a central receiving hub” and sent to the local metropolitan archbishop and to the apostolic nuncio, according to the report. “The metropolitans will be responsible for reporting any allegation to local law enforcement authorities.” The USCCB offered additional details about the plan.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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Posted by: biosci8938 -
Jun. 15, 2019 1:14 AM ET USA
In regard to any third party reporting systems, I think it needs to be clear if they distinguish between breaking a law and sin. For example, if the report to the hub is that a celibate minister is having consenting sexual relations with an adult would the reporting hub say, 'well that is not against the law' and so ignore it ? Second, I think it should be required that records be kept not only for all allegations but also for all notifications of church officials.