BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella wrote an op-ed for the Hill to urge the Catholic Church to enact meaningful reform in the wake of another revelation on widespread sexual abuse of children in the Church. In the op-ed, Gina advocates for the Church to utilize outside reformers to influence the process of cultural change.
Excerpt: "For centuries, the Church has dealt with misconduct by priests internally by enforcing canon law through canonical tribunals. The last 20 years have taught us that the Church must employ best practices in its handling of sexual abuse cases if they want what is best for survivors. At minimum, this means having more than one way for people to report sexual abuse and inviting experts in to help."
Read the full story, "The church must welcome outside reformers or be forced to do so," online at the Hill website.