“This isn’t going to help a man develop a healthy sexual identity as a celibate priest; this is not, to my mind, the most effective way to do it,” said Daniella Zsupan-Jerome of the St. John’s University School of Theology and Seminary.
The Archbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort of Reims announced a change in the agenda for the conference’s assembly Nov. 3-8, 2022, to discuss the case of a French bishop who was disciplined by the Vatican after being credibly accused of sexual misconduct.
With a renewed membership, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors met at the Vatican in late October and laid the groundwork for devising an annual report on child protection efforts by the Catholic Church globally.
Catholic hymn composer David Haas is not permitted to give presentations, workshops or concerts at events hosted by Catholic entities in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and his music will no longer be used at archdiocesan events, the archdiocese announced July 8.
If a credible accusation of sexual misconduct has been reported against a retired bishop, his successor may act to limit the retired bishop’s scope of ministry, including the celebration of the sacraments and the right to be buried in the diocesan cathedral, according to a proposed document presented to the bishops the first day of their June 11-13 spring general assembly in Baltimore.