Catholic University of America hosted an event called Healing the Breach of Trust, which attempted to look at the root causes of the clergy sexual abuse crisis. You can watch the videos here.
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There are a lot more myths than facts bantered around about clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Here are six important points that you should know if you are interested in this topic.
Psychologist Thomas G. Plante from Santa Clara University has evaluated and treated sex-offending Catholic priests. His brief paper reviews the lessons he’s learned in his work with these clerics.
At a time when the U.S. bishops are in the crosshairs of scrutiny and scorn over their handling of clerical sexual abuse, psychologist Thomas Plante admits that at times he is viewed as a shill for them when he lays out the facts of the U.S. clerical abuse landscape since the prelates’ high-profile 2002 gathering in Dallas.