Sin, Grace, and Zero Tolerance

Grisez, Germain
March 2005
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Mar2005, Issue 151, p27
Comments on the changes made to article 5 of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, adopted by the Catholic bishops in the U.S. Criticisms on the provision of the article which assumes that some instances of clerical sexual wrongdoing involving a minor do not warrant permanent exclusion from ministry; Emphasis that any offense by a cleric against the sixth commandment with a minor is an extremely serious crime; Penalty for gravely imputable acts of sexual misconduct with minors.


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