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10 Years After Catholic Sex Abuse Reforms, What’s Changed?posted on June 8, 2012
At Religion News Service, David Gibson assesses the measures taken by the Catholic Church over the past ten years to stop clergy from sexually abusing children. Gibson notes that while the reforms “did not include any means of disciplining bishops who fail to follow the charter,” law enforcement of abuse cases has increased. The more assertive law enforcement marks a “change from the deference that police and district attorneys once showed the hierarchy,” Gibson writes.