Takeaways from the Maryland Attorney General’s Report

Stephen White of Catholic University writes about the Maryland Attorney General’s report on clergy abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

“The Maryland report is not something to celebrate. It contains far too much that is shameful and painful for that. But the Church has been striving for decades to regain trust, insisting that she has made meaningful progress in cleaning out the filth, and made lasting and effective reforms in support of transparency and accountability.

“The Maryland attorney general has just spent five years proving that, at least in our nation’s oldest diocese, the Catholic Church is telling the truth.”

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