Peter Feuerherd in his "Field Hospital" series for the National Catholic Reporter today focused on our study of diocesan financial transparency. Our report, "Measuring and Ranking Diocesan Online Financial Transparency," examined the information 177 dioceses provide the faithful about their financial activities.
“… by doing some old-fashioned detective work, (retired Philadelphia police detective Joe Walsh) came to believe that the altar boy was lying. And that two of the men a judge and jury had sent to jail were innocent.” (Newsweek)
Trial begins for Catholic archbishop accused of protecting pedophile priest / The Australian
The most senior Catholic cleric in the world to be charged with concealing the child-sex-abuse offences of another priest will face a two-week hearing starting today (Nov. 28 in Australia).
“In what is seen as a test case for the potential prosecution of others accused of not disclosing such crimes, the Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Edward Wilson, faces up to two years in jail if convicted of ‘concealing a serious indictable offence.’
In the Vineyard :: November 13, 2017 :: Volume 17, Issue 20
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VOTF Study Reveals Wide Disparity in Online Financial Transparency of U.S. Roman Catholic Dioceses
VOTF recently released the results of a study that reveals a wide disparity in online financial transparency for U.S. Roman Catholic dioceses. The study was conducted by the Finance Working Group of Voice of the Faithful®.
Nov. 6, 2017―A recently completed study reveals a wide disparity in online financial transparency for U.S. Roman Catholic dioceses. The study was conducted by the Finance Working Group of Voice of the Faithful®, a movement of Catholics concerned, among other things, with helping to ensure that the hierarchy uses the Church’s financial resources accountably and transparently.