Sexual abuse: Where the Church erred

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From February 6 to 24, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse held its wrap-up sessions for the Catholic Church. Back in December 2012, I published an article in Quadrant on the child sexual abuse crisis called "Reaping the Whirlwind". I wrote it for two reasons: to show that Vatican II was not the origin of all the Church's troubles with sexual abuse, and to argue that liturgical abuse had paralleled child sexual abuse, including mismanagement, cover-ups, and victimisation of complainants.
Original languageEnglish
Article number535
Pages (from-to)22-26
Number of pages5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2017

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