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Vatican publishes slightly updated guidelines for handling abuse cases

Two years after posting online a step-by-step guide for how bishops, religious superiors and canon lawyers are supposed to handle accusations of alleged abuse by clerics and labeling it “Version 1.0,” the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith has published an update.

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Signs the Holy Spirit is at work

I was grateful to receive from the Vatican last week the “Vademecum for the Synod on Synodality: Official Handbook for Listening and Discernment in Local Churches.” I welcomed the document not only because it outlines the way in which our archdiocese can participate in the preparations for the 2023 Synod of Bishops in Rome, which will be focused on synodality, but also because it confirms the thrust of our local efforts these past two years as we have been preparing for our Archdiocesan Synod.

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Latin Americans press fight against clerical sexual abuse

Some 2,000 people joined a video conference on preventing sexual abuse in the Church in Latin America organized by the Center for Child Protection of Mexico’s Catholic University (CEPROME) and the Vatican Safeguarding Taskforce.

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