Francis faces a balancing act on sexual abuse reform / Cruxnow.com

A member of Pope Francis’ Vatican commission to fight child sexual abuse said Monday that when the pontiff praised the ‘courage’ of the American bishops in handling abuse during his recent trip to the United States, he was engaged in a delicate balancing act.

“That line stirred controversy among abuse survivors and their advocates, who argued that some US prelates have a less than exemplary record in terms of making the Church’s ‘zero tolerance’ standard stick.”

By John L. Allen, Jr., Cruxnow.com — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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