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Why it’s so hard to hold priests accountable for sex abuse

  • A grand jury report recently found shocking levels of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

It uncovered, in six dioceses, the sexual abuse of over 1,000 children and named 301 perpetrator priests.

  • Carolyn M. Warner
  • The Conversation

It also found that religious officials had turned a blind eye to the abuse.

Clia 1aIn response, Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, wrote a letter addressed to “the People of God,” saying,

With shame and repentance, we acknowledge as an ecclesial community that we were not where we should have been, that we did not act in a timely manner, realizing the magnitude and the…

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