NE- Diocese not in compliance with child protection charter
The Catholic National Review Board has released the 2012 report on the implementation of the charter for the protection of children and young people. The report found the Diocese of Lincoln to be in violation of that charter. The diocese did not allow auditors to come in and do their jobs.
While Bishop Conley has only been the bishop of Lincoln for 6 months, he had more than a month on the job in 2012 to make a difference. The diocese of Lincoln is not honoring their commitment to protect children.
We hoped Bishop Conley would have made a difference. We hope he honors his commitment and his sacred duty and complies with the charter for the 2013 review.
To read the report: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/child-and-youth-protection/upload/annual-report-on-the-implementation-of-the-charter-for-the-protection-of-children-and-young-people-2012.pdf
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
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