Are these 66 Catholic schools, parishes ignoring rules meant to stop sex abuse?

More than six dozen parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Newark may be out of compliance with a policy meant to protect children from sexual abuse, documents obtained by NJ Advance Media show.

Sixteen years ago, after the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops passed the historic Dallas charter meant to address the allegations of sexual misconduct in the church, dioceses across the U.S. were required to implement background checks and training for all staffers and volunteers working with children.

As part of that policy and in order to sustain accountability, parishes and schools were required to  . . . 

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  • John Nesbella
    commented 2018-02-02 13:25:32 -0600
    As a Quality Assurance professional who performs real life audits of real life businesses-I would say these schools and this diocese are not in compliance. The problem is 1). they are not in compliance, who is going to be held accountable and what are the consequences and 2). it’s a Mickey Mouse system with no checks and balances and no independent auditing 3). the prime rule of auditing is that you can never audit yourself and that is exactly what these dioceses are doing.
    The Roman Catholic church-it’s schools and it’s systems have NO Quality control that is why it is an Out of Control system that periodically crashes-injuring the innocent people in it’s path.
    Finally, these background checks are the Minimum that anyone can do and they can’t even do the minimum without botching it up. My recommendation as an independent auditor-replace the management and fix the system by having checks and balances and independent investigations and audits.

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