Friday, March 26, 2010

Corporate expert questions accountability in Church sex-abuse crisis

Corporate expert questions accountability in Church sex-abuse crisis
March 25, 2010
Writing in Business Week, an expert on corporate accountability asks why Church leaders have not been forced to accept their own responsibility for mishandling sex-abuse charges, and to face the consequences of their failures-- just as executives at any secular corporation would be called to task.

Ben Heineman Jr. writes:


I am not a Catholic, but I am a student of accountability in major institutions. As a matter of principle, I do not understand why the practices of corporations, whose main objectives are material, to assess and fix accountability should be more direct and robust than the practices of the Church, whose objectives are ethical and spiritual.

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