Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro: The Catholic church is ‘incapable of policing itself,’ as abuse scandal continues

Pennsylvania Capital Star

March 31, 2019

By John L. Micek

A little more than two years into his first term, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has hardly been idle.

The Montgomery County Democrat gained national — and international — attention last year with the bombshell release of a grand jury report detailing years of child sexual abuse, and a subsequent cover-up, by six of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses.

He’s sued President Donald Trump’s administration nearly two dozen times, most recently over administration family planning rules designed to choke off the flow of federal money to Planned Parenthood.

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