After the Sex-Abuse Scandal?

What Lies Ahead?

Donald Cozzens

Many hope that the worst of the sexual-abuse crisis is over. Frankly, I fear the worst is yet to come. Consider the battered church of Boston and the not-guilty plea entered on June 11 by accused priest Paul Shanley, who claims he was himself abused by a seminary professor and by a predecessor of his current archbishop. Shanley is likely to put up a strenuous defense, which will bring to light matters church officials would prefer remain in...

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Sidney Callahan is a psychologist and the author of Created for Joy: A Christian View of Suffering.