Church Reforms Compared to Church Doctorine
Implementing our reforms would not inherently go against Church Doctrine. Firstly our reforms would not interfere with the privacy of the Church. The Catholic Church endorses the idea that its private matters should be there’s to deal with, not any public institution’s job. Our reforms regarding the involvement of public institutions with the Church would only be applicable when crimes are committed by Church members which would cause the situation, under our policy, to no longer be considered a “private matter.” Secondly the Church has implemented a Zero-Tolerance Policy before. In the 16-th Century after the Catholic Church’s Counter Reformation, indulgences had been officially banned. While these bans were well known among Church priests, some still sold them in order to make extra cash. In order to fight this, the Church implemented their first Zero-Tolerance policy against priests who continued to break Church Law. Our group intends to adapt this policy’s structure to instead pertain to those who protect child molesters inside of the Church.