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How the Catholic Church is Handling Sex Abuse

Mar 12, 2019

Rev. Federico Lombardi, the former Vatican spokesman who is moderating the summit, and Pope Francis at the summit last month.
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Today, we’re discussing the crisis of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Last month, 190 bishops and 10 women of religious orders convened at the Vatican for a summit to address the international problem of predatory priests and others in the hierarchy of the church.  However, many survivors don't think that the summit went far enough. 

Joining Tom today to discuss the outcome of  the Rome conference are Mary Dispenza, a former nun, a survivor of sexual abuse and the Northwest Director of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests;  Joshua McElwee, a Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter;  and Father Michael Garanzini ,a Jesuit Priest, the Chancellor of Loyola University in Chicago, and a board member of the Leadership Roundtable, a Catholic organization of clergy and laity charged with recommending best practices and methods of accountability in the church.