Papal Decree Holds Bishops Accountable For Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis announced a decree requiring priests and nuns to report incidents of abuse or cover-ups to church authorities, saying “the crimes of sexual abuse offend Our Lord […] and harm the community of the faithful.” What do you think?

“Finally, a pope who won’t stand for anything less than opaque and fully internal accountability.”

Isobel Clayton • Bollard Placer

“Big, sweeping changes aren’t going to happen overnight. You’d need absolute, universal authority over the Catholic Church for something like that.”

Shelbie Westford • Toxic Masculinity Analyst 

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“Shouldn’t we at least give denial and obfuscation another decade to see if that solves the problem?”

Gregor Brock • Pachouli Salesman

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