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Catholic Church / Priest Sex Abuse #998238

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Studio: Elaine Quijano) The findings of a report on the sex abuse scandal involving Catholic priests examined; details given about the blaming of the sexual revolution in the 1960s and 70s. [Sex abuse victim David LORENZ†- says the bishops continue to lie to us.] [Clergy sex abuse report principal investigator Karen TERRY†- comments on the intersection of social influences with priests’ vulnerabilities.] [Former sex crimes prosecutor Linda FAIRSTEIN††- criticizes the Church’s decision to label priests as pedophiles only if they molested children age 10 and under.] [WOMAN – reacts.]

Couric, Katie;
Quijano, Elaine

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