Zero Tolerance?

Did the bishops go too far?




At their June meeting in Dallas, the bishops of the United States adopted a charter for the protection of children and young people, and a set of norms for dealing with allegations of sexual abuse of minors by priests, deacons, and other church personnel. The bishops’ charter presents seventeen articles, and is followed by twelve norms. The articles outline provisions for the outreach to victims, the...

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About the Author

Gerald D. Coleman, SS, is the rector of Saint Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California.