Giving Due Process its Due

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the necessity of ensuring justice also for those accused of abuse.

“Care for due process and the rule of law is as important within the Church as without. Due process not only protects the rights of the accused, it also ensures the reliability and trustworthiness of the judicial process as a whole. Without a clear, well-defined, and carefully executed canonical framework for handling abuse allegations, the Church is left with an ad hoc, almost haphazard, legal approach.”

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