OPINION: Catholic Church continues to harbor sexual predators

St. Cloud Times

August 14, 2020

By Karen Cyson

“There are rapists in many occupations.”

That was the response I got when I forwarded an article from the New York Times to a friend concerning an alleged serial predator in the Twin Cities. She then reminded me of a time when she felt a doctor squeezed her knee inappropriately.

OK. Sure. There are “bad guys” everywhere.

But that is not the same as having a systemic problem with men who assault for decades and do so in a hierarchy of power that enables, covers up and makes excuses for their behavior.

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