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Charlotte Talks: Grappling With The Latest Allegations Of Abuse In The Catholic Church

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Catholic Church has been rocked by another series of sexual abuse scandals. We hear three different perspectives on this, from a member of the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, a New York Times reporter and a professor of Catholic Studies.

Earlier this August a report revealed new allegations of child sexual abuse by bishops and other leaders of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. Over 300 priests are accused of assaulting more than a thousand victims over 70 years with bishops and other church leaders allegedly knowing about it and working to cover it up.  

Guests:

David Hains, director of communications, Diocese of Charlotte

Elizabeth Dias, reporter, New York Times

Susan Reynolds, assistant professor of Catholic Studies, Emory University