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Full reckoning due for Catholic Church


    A parishioner attends mass celebrated by Bishop Ronald Gainer, of the Harrisburg Diocese, at the Cathedral Church of Saint Patrick in Harrisburg, Pa., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. The grand jury report released this week found rampant sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children by about 300 priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses over seven decades. It criticized Gainer for advocating to the Vatican that two abusive priests not be defrocked.

It is utterly sickening to hear of the explosive revelations last week, from a Pennsylvania grand jury report, that over 1,000 children — and maybe many more — were molested by some 300 Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, and that senior church officials over decades were complicit in covering up the abuses and moving abusers across the nation from parish to parish. Read more

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