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Catholic Church / Priest Sex Abuse #998259

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) A report on the sex abuse scandal involving Catholic priests examined; details given about the blaming of the permissive sexual culture of the 1960s and 70s and the dispute over what makes a “pedophile priest.” [Principal investigator Karen TERRY†- says the increase in sexual abuse in the Church was consistent with other patterns of behavior.] [US Bishops’ Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People Bishop Blase CUPICH†- says the study shows that what we are doing works.] [Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests Barbara BLAINE†- says the bishops are using this moment to push responsibility off on someone else.] [Investigative reporter Jason BERRY†- says bishops are not punished and cardinals are not removed.]

Williams, Brian;
Myers, Lisa

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