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Fordham report faults Jesuits for stressing discretion in handling abusive priests

(Aleja Hertzler-McCain - NCReporer)
A new report from the Jesuit-run Fordham University on the long-term impacts of clergy sexual abuse criticizes the global Jesuit religious order for placing importance on discretion when handling Catholic priests accused of abuse, instead of on discipline or prevention of further abuse. The report, released Jan. 26, summarizes the findings of 18 research projects that were part of a yearslong effort to better understand clergy abuse. The text, which contains several case studies of Jesuit abusers and details a project examining how Jesuit norms have harmed the order's response to abuse, comes as the church continues to reckon with how the Vatican and Jesuit superiors handled abuse allegations against a high-profile religious artist, Jesuit Fr. Marko Rupnik. Jesuit norms, (...)