Boy Scouts delay vote on end of gay membership ban

Washington D.C., Feb 7, 2013 / 12:03 am (CNA).- The Boy Scouts of America have announced that they will delay voting on the decision to reverse a ban on gay individual and troop leader participation within the organization until May. “After careful consideration and extensive dialogue within the Scouting family, along with comments from those outside the organization,” said Deron Smith, Director of Public Relations for the organization, “the volunteer officers of the Boy … [Read more...]

World’s bishops make progress in abuse response

Rome, Italy, Feb 6, 2013 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Robert Oliver, the Vatican's new person responsible for investigating cases of clerical sex abuse, says that over three-quarters of the world’s bishops conferences have developed guidelines for cases of alleged abuse. At the same time, Fr. Oliver recalled that Pope Benedict XVI asked “all institutions, without exception...to comply with standards in the protection of children and young people.” The project … [Read more...]

World’s bishops make progress in abuse response

Rome, Italy, Feb 6, 2013 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Robert Oliver, the Vatican's new person responsible for investigating cases of clerical sex abuse, says that over three-quarters of the world’s bishops conferences have developed guidelines for cases of alleged abuse. At the same time, Fr. Oliver recalled that Pope Benedict XVI asked “all institutions, without exception...to comply with standards in the protection of children and young people.” The project … [Read more...]


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