NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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(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.]
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