March 31, 2006

Report cites archdiocese

Cincinnati Post

Post staff report

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is not in full compliance with church rules on the protection of young people, according to a national report issued Thursday.

The archdiocese - which reported the non-compliance a month ago in its newspaper, the Catholic Telegraph - cites a change in the interpretation of the specific rule it violated. The archdiocese was in compliance with all the rules in the 2003 and 2004 reports.

But on Thursday, it was cited as one of 22 dioceses in the country not in full compliance in the 2005 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

The charter was part of the national review process that theAbuse Tracker Conference of Catholic Bishops implemented in 2002 to deal with the church's growing scandal of sexual abuse by its priests.

Cases arising from the scandal locally culminated in a $3 million settlement with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 2003 and an $85 million settlement of a class-action suit with the Diocese of Covington last year.

Posted by kshaw at March 31, 2006 08:22 AM