Day of reckoning: A wave of fresh accusations against priests has been unleashed

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

February 28, 2019

By Steve Orr and Sean Lahman

A new wave of allegations against Roman Catholic clergy will emerge in New York as a result of the new Child Victims Act. Matthew Leonard, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

After decades of anguish and argument over sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church, a final reckoning may be coming for New York parishioners.

Over the last quarter-century, sexual abuse allegations, some of them horrendous, have been lodged in fits and starts against more than 400 priests and others associated with the church in New York state. The church hierarchy has been accused of concealing the truth about sexual misconduct as well.

But the number of past accusations and admissions pale in comparison to what’s happening today, and what will happen in the months ahead.

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