In November 2018, influenced by the success of the #MeToo movement, the association ‘Voices of Faith’ organized an event in Rome in which former nuns spoke out about their abuse and the culture of silence that persisted around this. The issue had recently come to the fore after a nun in India filed a police report accusing her bishop of...
The presence of women in seminaries and seminary formation is vital for future priests and prevention of sexual abuse, but the Church must go beyond that and act now, a top New Zealand Catholic theologian said.
Earlier, Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, was interviewed by Vatican News about the role of women in priestly formation programmes.
In March the CCP is inviting theologians to an event: “Doing Theology in the Face of Abuse.” This international gathering does not fall neatly into the established academic categories of conference, congress, colloquium, symposium, or workshop. We have called it a laboratory to accent the involvement of the participants in examining the questions that arise when seeking to do theology...
In the formation of leaders in the Church, the issue of “spiritual abuse” should be addressed as part of safeguarding policies, while humility and love should be taught as pillars of ministry, theologian and abuse survivor Dr Rocio Figueroa has proposed.
“The first response of the community needs to be to listen to and believe the victim,” Dr Figueroa told NZ Catholic. “The community must become part of the solution of the crisis of sexual abuse and not part of the problem.”
La teóloga sufrió, con 15 años, los abusos del vicario general del Sodalicio y con el tiempo descubrió y denunció una trama de violaciones en la cúpula de este movimiento ultraconservador.
Ni Roma ni el Arzobispado de Lima la hicieron caso: “Las religiosas siguen siendo consideradas por el clero como ciudadanas de segunda clase”, dice Figueroa
Pope Francis has for the first time publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns, and says he is committed to doing more to fight the problem.