Conference Addresses Sex Abuse of Children Within the Church

By Laura Duffy
The Examiner
November 13, 2007

BALTIMORE - Five years ago, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops responded to the riveting news of child abuse.

Leaders produced the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, specifically designed to quench abuse within the Catholic Church.

Yesterday the USCCB continued their general meeting to address issues such as the sexual abuse of children within the church.

"We are taking measures to make sure this never happens again," Bishop Gregory Aymond said in a brief statement during Monday's committee meeting at the Marriott Waterfront.

"What the Catholic Church did caught up to them," said Professor Karen Terry at John Jay College of Criminal Justice during the presentation.

Outside the hotel, protesters peacefully walked about with signs denouncing the Catholic Church's lethargic response to child abuse and the alleged scandal surrounding Church hierarchy.


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