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Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis

The horrific moral, human, and spiritual costs of the clergy sexual abuse crisis are undermining faith and destroying trust in the Catholic Church. This series of dialogues has brought together survivors, theologians, journalists, parishioners, and leaders in efforts to address sexual abuse and discuss what must now be done to protect the vulnerable, hold leaders accountable, and begin to reform, renew, and heal the Church.


Barbara Thorp and other panelists at April 9, 2019 Public Dialogue at Georgetown Law

How Law and Lawyers Help Hide and Uncover the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis

The legal dimensions of the clergy sexual abuse crisis have been central and remain critical. Lawyers have played decisive roles in uncovering the reality and scale of the crisis. At the same time, lawyers have used the law to protect institutions rather than vulnerable individuals. Attorneys…


A Path Forward: Conversation and Dialogue on Clerical Sexual Abuse (Video)

March 24, 2019

Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes

Civil Dialogue in a Divided Nation: Lay Leadership in a Broken Church (Video)

February 8, 2019

Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes

Dahlgren Dialogue: A Path Forward on the Clerical Sexual Abuse Crisis (Video)

October 24, 2018

Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes