Church Sexual Abuse Cases Rock Europe; One Lands In Indiana

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hundreds of sexual abuse cases against Catholic priests have been surfacing in Ireland over the past weeks and the Pope said he will address the crisis in a repentance letter tomorrow.

But his efforts could be undermined by a scandal of his own. Last week, a senior church official said when the Pope was Archdiocese of Munich, he made “serious mistakes” in handling one specific priest accused of molesting boys back in the early 1980s.


Rachel Donadio, Rome Bureau Chief for The New York Times gives us the latest from the Vatican. And David Clohessy, national director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, brings the story closer to home. He tells us about how an Irish priest accused of rape in Ireland ended up counseling young people in a drug rehabilitation center in South Bend, Indiana.


David Clohessy and Rachel Donadio

Produced by:

Marine Olivesi

Comments [1]

Vic Losick from New York City

In your story, "Church Sexual Abuse Cases Rock Europe, One Lands In Indiana" neither Celeste Headlee nor Rachel Donadio mentioned the words "crime" or "police." The only "authority" mentioned is the Roman Catholic Church itself. These obvious omissions only perpetuate future crimes.

Mar. 18 2010 09:09 AM

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