WCBU / NPR
October 30, 2020
By Audie Cornish
On the sexual abuse crisis within the Catholic Church
I think what we have to do is see it as a continual commitment to providing a safe environment for our children, not just in the Catholic Church, not just in our schools, not just in our sports programs. …
At that time [in the early 2000s], you will recall that the attention was that this was an American problem.
In the past two decades, we see it as not just an American problem. And so I think it involves the entire church to, as you rightfully suggest, to make sure that leadership is on the right page and that we can never reassign a cleric or another church worker who has been clearly identified as a perpetrator to have public access to young people.
And on the Catholic sexual abuse scandal, Wilton Gregory has said…
We must admit our own failures. We clerics and hierarchs have irrefutably been the source of this current tempest.
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