Category Archives: church governance

When institutions collude, the rot spreads. Lessons from ‘Spotlight’

[Aaron Taylor] In a scene near the beginning of Spotlight – the highly-praised movie about The Boston Globe’s exposure of clerical sex abuse that comes out in UK cinemas next week – the new editor Marty Baron is invited to visit Cardinal Bernard Law. It was the … Continue reading

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Saunders-Pell: Vatican statements and CV comment

There have been two responses from Rome to media coverage of the criticism of Cardinal George Pell made by a British member of the Pope’s Commission for the Protection of Minors, Peter Saunders. (The story is dealt with by CV Comment … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ new ‘cabinet’ heralds greater world say in church governance

In his first major move towards structural reform of the Vatican, Pope Francis has announced the formation of a group of cardinals drawn from across the world to advise him on church governance. The Vatican said Saturday the Pope is … Continue reading

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