Would your church offerings be used to settle sex-abuse claims in Harrisburg Diocese?

York Daily Record

February 25, 2020

By Sam Ruland

As the sun began to go down and the shadows of the church vanished from the sidewalk, Shannon Bailey hustled up the steps of St. Patrick’s Church of York, eager to get a good seat before the service started Sunday.

A lifelong Catholic, Bailey, 54, attends Mass weekly, praying for everyone she knows — her dozens of nieces and nephews, the neighbors in the house next door, her daughter’s volleyball team, the feral cats that infiltrate her back yard. She hasn’t let her faith be dissuaded by the sex abuse crisis that’s engulfed the Catholic Church.

It’s not her place to pass judgment, she said.

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