May 17, 2019

Susan Timoney, associate dean, undergraduate studies, director, certificate in pastoral ministry, and ordinary professor, was quoted in National Catholic Register about the new rules on reporting sexual abuse to Church authorities made by Pope Francis.

...Susan Timoney, an associate professor of practice pastoral studies at The Catholic University of America, is cautiously optimistic about the impact of the motu proprio in the U.S. setting.

She reflected that the Pope’s document “draws heavily both from statutes already in place in the U.S. and from recommendations made by bishops of the U.S., so, in one way, it would seem to support the U.S. bishops’ priorities.”...

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