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Pew Research says Americans think clergy abuse is ongoing issue

It was just over 15 years ago that the bishops of the Catholic church pledged to uphold a zero tolerance policy in regards to sexual abuse of children committed by priests. But many people question the effectiveness of that pledge as more and more courts are uncovering decades of sexual abuse cases that were covered up by Catholic leaders. Just last year Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was forced to resign as the archbishop of Washington D.C. amid allegations that he sexually abused both adults and children. 

Everything You Need to Know About the Vatican Summit

If you read our last blog post, you know that the Catholic Church has been in some hot water these last few months. Most notably, they've gained attention from the case of the former cardinal, Theodore McCarrick. The Catholic Church and Pope Francis, in particular, took major steps toward punishing those who have participated in such heinous acts, when he personally defrocked Theodore McCarrick, relieving him of all of his religious duties and titles. What made this different from other instances of defrocking, was that the Pope personally passed this sentence, meaning it could never be appealed.

The Defrocking of Theodore McCarrick: What This Means for Sexual Abuse Survivors

In June of 2018, Theodore McCarrick, a former American cardinal, resigned from his post in the College of Cardinals after nearly a year-long investigation into claims that he had sexually abused minors and adult seminarians over the course of decades. Throughout this blog post we will be discussing and exploring the many nuances of this case including the following:

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