Though I was aware to a certain extent of the existence of the problem, the gravity of the situation eluded me until this conference. This was a huge eye-opener, and we owe it to our children and future generations to make the digital continent a safe and secure place for them.
The NAC is an independent panel of nationally recognized experts who volunteer their time and which advises CMSM on all matters related to the protection of minors for religious institutes of men in and throughout the United States. Dr. Len Sperry will replace Dr. Kathleen McChesney as Chair and Steve Levatino will replace Dr. Rolando Diaz.
The proactive work of CMSM regarding efforts to ratify a set of principles for priests who father children is highlighted in a Boston Globe article which addresses the circumstances of children fathered by Catholic priests and their efforts to achieve redress from the Catholic Church.
The Pope decided to change current procedures for dealing with abusive priests by eliminating appeals trials in cases where there was definitive proof.
As part of our ongoing effort to highlight important considerations in the ongoing work of child and youth protection in the church, we occasionally highlight articles about these needs.