11 TV Hill: Catholic Abuse Survivor Talks about Experience [with Video]
By Jason Newton
August 26, 2018
A report out of Pennsylvania implicated Catholic priests in an abuse and subsequent cover-up scandal. The accusation put the number of child victims into the thousands, following a 2-year investigation. Before the Grand Jury report was released, the Roman Catholic Diocese released the names of 71 priests and clergy members, who had been accused of child sex-abuse since the 1970s, and the church vows to holding accountable all the bishops who have led the diocese over the past 70 years, which includes the late William Cardinal Keeler. He was the bishop in Harrisburg before serving as the archbishop of Baltimore. The report also prompted an apology from Archbishop William Lori who says, "It's clear, they can no longer expect the faithful to trust the structured leadership alone. Try as we have, recent revelations have not only proven that there is more work to be done, but also have resulted in the loss of the precious trust of many of those we are called to serve." Abuse survivor Gloria Larkin talks about her experience.