Why it’s so hard to hold priests accountable for sex abuse

Why it’s so hard to hold priests accountable for sex abuse

St. Therese’s Church in Shavertown, Pa.. A grand jury report on sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania has proved to be especially difficult reading for parishioners of St. Therese’s Church outside Wilkes-Barre. The report dredged up painful memories of broken trust and provoked disgust at church leaders who kept abusive priests on the job. St. Therese’s lost a pastor over sexual misconduct as recently as 2006.

Why it’s so hard to hold priests accountable for sex abuse

St. Therese’s Church in Shavertown, Pa.. A grand jury report on sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania has proved to be especially difficult reading for parishioners of St. Therese’s Church outside Wilkes-Barre. The report dredged up painful memories of broken trust and provoked disgust at church leaders who kept abusive priests on the job. St. Therese’s lost a pastor over sexual misconduct as recently as 2006.
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