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Officials say there will be three themes: responsibility, accountability, and transparency. People are beginning to connect the dots that when you have unaccountable power, people abuse it, whether they have Roman collars on or not.”In the early 2000s, after The Boston Globe Spotlight series on clergy sex abuse broke, the church in the United States moved to protect children from sex abuse.
Some observers have high expectations for change from the meeting, but others think the church is nowhere near enacting needed reforms. Pope, the professor, said in a telephone interview that “significant progress” was made in combating the problem.■ Pope Francis sparked outrage in January 2018 when he defended a bishop in Chile who was accused of protecting a pedophile priest. ‘‘I was part of the problem,’’ he told a Chilean abuse survivor in a private meeting at the Vatican in June.■ A Pennsylvania grand jury report released in August found that church leaders in Pennsylvania covered up sexual abuse by 300 priests.
About the Al-Anon pamphlet-tradition 4 states each group should be autonomous. In another program, we don’t have our own twelve and twelve book so we use the AA twelve and twelve and substitute food for alcohol – it says in our meeting format “we feel we identify absolutely.” Until we get our own 12 and 12 out, I would be in favor of reading AAs literature. as a whole.” In my food program, we were reading the OA twelve and twelve and our intergroup told us to stop or they would have to take us off their meeting list. So in favor of tradition one “our common welfare should come first, personal recovery depends upon unity” we stopped reading it. The CSTCC is a group of volunteers, some of whom were ABM delegates, and others who volunteered out of interest. We present the major points of concern in the hopes that wider discussion in the Fellowship will help us evolve our customs and practice of the S. No decision of this group, or any other, is ever forced upon another, even when we believe a practice is clearly in conflict with the Steps, Traditions, or Concepts. We offer this summary as the results of our discussions. Always, we affirm the autonomy of each group and the need for each individual to follow her/his own conscience.The four-day meeting convened by Pope Francis will include 190 presidents of bishops’ conferences and other officials.It will feature lectures and workshops on preventing abuse, tending to victims, and investigating abuse cases.