Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal
- Moving Forward by Looking Back: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's Preparation for the Papacy
2006, 38 pp.
This publication looks at Pope Benedict XVI's pre-papal years as head of the Congretation of the Doctrine of the Faith, focusing on how he addressed issues related to conscience, authority and the sex abuse scandal.
- NGO Shadow Reports on States Parties to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
2003-05, from 12 to 30 pp.
Since 2002, CFC has partnered with national-level child rights organizations and progressive Catholic reform groups to produce and submit Shadow Reports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child during their examination of the periodic reports submitted by various States Parties.
- The Holy See and the Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Shadow Report [PDF]
2002, 46 pp.
After CFC presented a preliminary report on the worldwide problem of sexual abuse of children and adolescents by Catholic clergy and religious to the Committee on the Rights of the Child at the UN, the Committee invited CFC to develop this report to details the Holy See's compliance as a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The report delineates how the Holy See is skirting the Convention and what action steps need to be taken immediately. See also the executive summary.