Msgr. Scicluna’s ten commandments

At a time when the Dutch bureau overseeing the process of dealing with the abuse crisis fallout in the nation’s Catholic Church gets properly going after the overhaul suggested by Wim Deetman, Msgr. Charles Scicluna, promotor of justice of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, spoke about his ‘ten commandments’ of how any institution must deal with child abuse. The address draws much upon Pope Benedict XVI’s letter to the Irish Catholics from March of last year and also upon Msgr. Scicluna’s extensive experience in dealing with the abuse crisis. It’s a worthwhile read for those who want to know how the Church thinks and acts about these things (and as such a better source than many a media outlet).

Yes, the address is available in a Dutch translation, and archived under the Translations tab.