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Psychiatrists question Philadelphia investigation, defend priests

Catholic World News - April 12, 2011

Richard Fitzgibbons (a psychiatric counselor and consultant to the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy) and his partner Peter Kleponis raise a series of serious questions about the recent grand-jury report on priestly abuse in Philadelphia, and the archdiocesan response.

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Apr. 13, 2011 12:33 PM ET USA

    Well, extremeCatholic, that sounds a lot like the redemptive work of Christ. It is a particularly tough time for priests. We should keep them in our prayers and show them our love and esteem.

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Apr. 13, 2011 12:23 AM ET USA

    Why? Because, to put it plainly, the public has no sympathy left for priests, guilty or innocent. Everyone has convinced themselves that so many predator priests escaped justice, that some injustice applied to innocent priests somehow balances the scales.

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