NPR

Catholic Sexual Abuse Crisis Deepens As Authorities Lag In Response

History, legal issues and doctrine all contribute to the continuing failure of Catholic authorities to recognize and respond more effectively to sexual abuse scandals.
Pope Francis, who visited Philadelphia in 2015, has been challenged by the widening abuse scandal, despite his efforts to deal with it. Source: Vincenzo Pinto

A two-year grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania resulted in what the state's attorney general, Josh Shapiro, called "the largest, most comprehensive report into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church ever produced in the United States."

But the report, released Tuesday, was not the first. In 2002, revealed that Catholic authorities in the Boston Archdiocese had engaged in a massive cover-up of sex crimes committed by area priests, and investigations in other parts of the country have since uncovered similar patterns of sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy. The ongoing scandals amount to

Estás leyendo una vista previa, regístrate para leer más.

Más de NPR

NPR3 min. leídos
He Could Go 'All The Way': Joe Namath Enters His 4th Quarter
In a new autobiography, the great NFL quarterback details his ups (like a Super Bowl victory) and downs (like the Suzy Kolber incident and alcoholism), as he stares down his legacy.
NPR3 min. leídos
'Won't Give Up': Siblings Of Jailed Saudi Women's Rights Activist Speak Out In U.S.
It's been a year since Loujain Alhathloul was detained in Saudi Arabia for pushing for women's rights. A PEN award for her and two other Saudi activists has helped bring their plight back to light.
NPR2 min. leídos
Computerized Model Reveals Details Of How Human Cells Divide
The nonprofit Allen Institute in Seattle has produced a visualization of human cell division that promises to be useful for professional scientists and curious amateurs alike.