At the request of three different members (one of whom is developing central church policy and two of whom are on a local parish council) we developed a code of ethics that looks at the issue of sexual misconduct by a priest, in his many and varied dealings with members of his parish. It begins by looking historically at the parish and why this level is still the most crucial level in the church, even today. From this historical account we look at the question of sexual misconduct and generate some practical rules to be included in the Code of Conduct being generated for religious clergy at the level of the parish. International corporate policy (church) with an Australian bias.
Code of ethics that looks at the issue of sexual misconduct by a priest, in his many and varied dealings with members of his parish.