Month: January 2012

Victim support and/or mandatory reporting?

An account of a problem being faced by SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) in USA, as they are confronted with sub-poenas to reveal their records. Where an abused person turns for help to a support group, without wishing to go public or take legal action, should the support group be obliged to report the matter to the justice system?

An extract from the article on National Catholic Reporter is given here.

The full article on

Pádraig McCarthy

Priests and Pastoral Workers in Dublin – Paddy Moran

The introduction of pastoral workers in Dublin diocese has clearly not been without its problems and difficulties, as was obvious at the meeting in Marianella last month.

Here a priest of the diocese, Paddy Moran, is reflecting on some of these difficulties.  He is calling for transparency in how this situation is dealt with, because that is the only way that proper understanding will be achieved.

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