Sex-abuse problem still pressing, Cardinal O'Malley says
February 18, 2015
The president of the new papal commission on sexual abuse warned that it would be a mistake to think of the sex-abuse scandal as a matter of the past, in a February 17 talk at the opening of the Centre for Child Protection in Rome.
“It would be perilous for us, as leaders of the Church, to consider that the scandal of clergy sexual abuse is for the most part a matter of history and not a pressing concern here and now,” said Cardinal O’Malley. Although the topic is unpleasant, he observed, when Church leaders have attempted to suppress the discussion, “the results are disastrous.”
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- Cardinal O’Malley: The Catholic sex abuse scandal is far from over (Reuters)
- Centre for Child Protection opens offices in Rome, expands its services (CWN, 2/17)
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