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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The reaction to the report on priest sex abuse in the Catholic Church featured; details given about the report conclusions blaming an era and the report's definition of pedophilia; scenes shown of protests in Philadelphia against the church. [In April 17, 2008, interview, sex abuse survivors Bernie McDAID†, Olan HORNE†- comment on the abuse and the lax supervision of priests.] [John Jay College lead investigator Karen TERRY†- cites the interaction of forces in the '60s and '70s.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with priest Father Richard Hoatson† about the church's report. [HOATSON - calls it absurd for the church to blame a sociological phenomenon for abuse; comments on the pedophilia definition and abuse; states the crisis is not over and the structures of the church has not changed and it is still concerned with image; calls for a restructuring of the Catholic Church.]

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