Bringing more expertise and more geographic balance, the larger commission and the global nature of the church could add to the complexity, rather than reduce it.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
Commentary: It's been 10 years since SNAP began prodding LCWR to take action on abuse by women religious. It's been a frustrating and fruitless decade.
The former Twin Cities chancellor said current canonical and civil processes are incapable of bringing about reparations for clergy sex abuse victims that Pope Francis requested.
Numerous speakers during the conference's first night ask, what is the strategic plan moving forward?
Today, as SNAP marks its 25th anniversary, its members can take satisfaction in seeing that its claims have been validated, and a few of its recommendations have been implemented.
SNAP says breach of contract suit filed against Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese is first of its kind, and a huge victory for survivors of clerical sex abuse.
Massachusetts' bishops have endorsed a bill that would extend by 32 years the limit for filing civil suits against alleged perpetrators of sex abuse.
Opinion: Survivors who meet with Pope Francis should be supported. It is an act of great courage and no victim should be forced or guilted out of it.
Some victims' advocates dismissed the upcoming meeting as "meaningless" while others endorsed it as a positive step, though long overdue.
This week’s court decision that freed a senior cleric in Philadelphia who had been jailed for shielding an abusive priest was a symbolic setback for victims’ advocates.