It is extremely difficult to judge the extent and depth of the Catholic Church’s sex-abuse crisis. What started as a stinging newspaper exposé of Cardinal Bernard Law’s handling of the case of one diabolical sexual predator in Boston has snowballed into intense media scrutiny of dioceses from coast to coast and even resulted in the resignation of a bishop in Florida. There doesn’t seem to be a pundit or a public figure, from New York Times columnist Maureen...
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