The Statutes for this commission were released today (May 15, 2015). Here is the Vatican Link.
Sean Winters comments: “Legalese is dull and boring to read, but it is an essential ingredient in changing a culture. You can’t start dinner until someone sets the table. The clerical culture that tolerated and excused clergy sex abuse has been changing slowly, too slowly, over the years. The statutes published today represent a significant step forward in the Church’s effort to confront the paramount need to protect children and to erect a culture that helps the local churches and the universal Church weed out any resistance to efforts designed to meet that need. Kudos to Cardinal O’Malley and his colleagues for getting these statutes through the labyrinth that is the Curia in record time.” Read Full Review on NCR