Abuse survivor Marie Collins: “Resistance” from CDF led to my resignation from papal commission

“CDF” is “Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith” formerly known as the “Holy Office”, and before that the “Office of the Inquisition”….reyanna

By Gerald O’Connell                              March 2, 2017                        America Magazine on-line

In this interview with America, Marie Collins, the Irish-born survivor who has served since 2014 on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (P.C.M.), explains why she resigned from this body and denounces “the resistance” and “lack of cooperation” with the commission by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (C.D.F.) and “some” Vatican officials. She also denounces the “clericalism” that she has found in some parts of the Roman Curia, and the “reluctance” of the C.D.F. to implement the commission’s recommendations even after Pope Francis had approved them. She concludes by reflecting on whether the resistance to the commission is in fact resistance to the pope. America spoke by phone to Ms. Collins in Dublin, this afternoon. The following is a slightly edited version of the interview.

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