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Archdiocese of Baltimore Responds to Priest Sex Abuse

Archdiocese of Baltimore

When a grand jury revealed four months ago that a thousand children had been abused over decades by priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, it hit like a thunderclap, reviving the pain of some victims and fostering doubt in many Catholics.

We talk to Diane Barr, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, about what caused the crisis, and how her diocese is responding. And we hear from David Lorenz of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP).

To contact SNAP, visit this link.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a Senior Producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'