Catholic Priest Policy Adopted - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Catholic Priest Policy Adopted

July 23, 2003  - Posted at 7:33 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  --A new policy by the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock would bar priests from returning to the ministry once an accusation of sexual abuse is confirmed.

That brings the diocese in line with a policy adopted by U-S bishops last year, after the Vatican modified an earlier plan to provide more due-process guarantees for accused priests. Training is also for those involved with children in church programs.

The training is to help workers recognize warning signs of child abuse and understand the importance of reporting suspicions of abuse. The plan is part of a revised policy adopted by the diocese in the wake of 18 months of church troubles around the nation stemming from accusations that priests in several states abused children.

No Arkansas priest has been accused of such abuse. The Diocese of Little Rock includes 90-thousand Catholics in 133 parishes and missions across the state.

Copyright 2003. All Rights Reserved. This information may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Truck hits power pole, causes outage

    Truck hits power pole, causes outage

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:21 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:21:02 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-05-23 14:33:27 GMT

    Craighead Electric Cooperative reports a power outage due to a broken pole hit by a truck on Highway 63 in Sedgwick.

    Craighead Electric Cooperative reports a power outage due to a broken pole hit by a truck on Highway 63 in Sedgwick.

  • Experts: more kids drown in open bodies of water

    Experts: more kids drown in open bodies of water

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:03 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:03:44 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:37:22 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    More kids drown in open bodies of water than swimming pools, according to experts.

    More kids drown in open bodies of water than swimming pools, according to experts.

  • breaking

    Day wins Craighead County Judge race

    Day wins Craighead County Judge race

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:27:46 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:18:18 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Republican Marvin Day of Jonesboro has won the Craighead County Judge's race against opponent Jeff Presley. 

    Republican Marvin Day of Jonesboro has won the Craighead County Judge's race against opponent Jeff Presley. 

Powered by Frankly