How the church is combatting sexual abuse: an interview with Jesuit Hans Zollner
In a wide ranging interview Hans Zollner, S.J., president of the Centre for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, says the impression that Pope Francis is not hard enough on perpetrators is wrong.
In an interview with the Jesuit outlet, America, he explains what the pope and the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM) are doing to combat child abuse and ensure the protection of children in church institutions worldwide.
Since the Royal Commission's final hearing of the Catholic Church I have been regularly asked about where to from here. At one level the answer is straight forward. We will need to wait on the findings of the Commission and then move into implementation mode. Exactly how that is undertaken will be a preoccupation of the church leadership.
Two prominent female lay Catholics discuss the Royal Commission
Two prominent Australian lay Catholics, Monica Doumit and Kristina Keneally, discuss a range of issues on ABC Radio National's God Forbid including women priests, Lent, bioethics, the child sex abuse crisis.
In the Voice in the Wilderness section they discuss the Commission's implications for the Church in Australia.
Perth's Archbishop, Tim Costello, pastoral message following Catholic wrap up hearing
Perth's Archbishop, Tim Costello, has released a video message and pastoral letter reiterating his apology to the survivors of child sexual abuse, calling for change within the Church, committing to doing all he can to ensure the safety of children and young people and inviting parishioners to be part of the force for change within society.