20 Years After the Dallas Charter, Has Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse Been ‘Solved’?
Clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Church is not “over.” I mean this in two ways.
First, some clergy sexual abuse is undoubtedly still taking place. But more importantly, we haven’t really dealt with the situations we already have experienced. Investigating the allegations, sending the guilty to prison, Church officials making amends to the victims, including financial payments — all this is important. But we as the larger Church community need to face the larger fact: A problem like childhood sexual abuse has many layers. Each incident affects…
Excerpt taken from “20 Years After the Dallas Charter, Has Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse Been ‘Solved’?” article, published by National Catholic Register | FEBRUARY 7, 2022 | National Catholic Register (ncregister.com)