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Conflicts of Interest

Church personnel should avoid situations in which their church roles conflict or give the appearance of conflicting with their professional, personal, or financial interests.

8.1 For purposes of this Code, the term "conflict of interest" is applicable when an employee's or volunteer's business, firm or corporation is in a position to benefit financially from his or her dealings with the church.
8.2 Church personnel shall disclose to supervisors all relevant factors that could create a conflict of interest.
8.3 Church personnel shall inform all parties when an actual or potential conflict of interest arises. Resolutions of the issues must protect the person receiving services.
8.4 Instances of actual or potential conflicts of interest must be reported to the supervisor or to the appropriate Archdiocesan authority.