Today, we’re discussing the crisis of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Last month, 190 bishops and 10 women of religious orders convened at the Vatican for a summit to address the international problem of predatory priests and others in the hierarchy of the church. However, many survivors don't think that the summit went far enough. Joining Tom today: Mary Dispenza is a former nun, a survivor of sexual abuse and the Northwest Director of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests. Joshua McElwee is a Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter. Fr. Michael Garanzini is a Jesuit Priest. He’s the Chancellor of Loyola University in Chicago, and a board member of the Leadership Roundtable, a Catholic organization of clergy and laity charged with recommending best practices and methods of accountability in the church.
How the Catholic Church is Handling Sex Abuse
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