Why does the Catholic church keep failing on sexual abuse? (The Atlantic)

By Emma Green- This profile of Cardinal Sean O’Malley that appeared in The Atlantic sets up the various challenges reformers in the Church face on the issue of sexual abuse of clergy. The narrative threads the Church’s sexual abuse crisis with the trajectory of O’Malley from young Catholic boy in Pittsburgh during the height of the sexual abuse crisis, to one of the Pope’s closest advisors and leader of the Pope’s special commission on the protection of minors. He sees progress, but he continues to advocate for more

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