A Different Kind of Transparency

Stephen White of Catholic University looks at the newly-released vademecum from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It has been described by the CDF as a manual for bishops to address child sexual abuse by clergy.

“The vademecum, we may hope, will be a great help to those for whom it was written, and to the Church. No doubt there are bishops around the world who are glad of it. It’s a document that brings some welcome clarity – transparency, you might even say—to an important process which has long been, to the non-expert at least, about as clear as mud.”

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