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Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Talk About It, Talk About It ... Special Report: Years of Church Silence About Clergy Abuse An Inquirer investigation looks back at how the Philadelphia Archdiocese dealt with allegations of sexual abuse by priests. Reporters found that in at least four instances, "church leaders quietly reassigned accused child abusers, who went on to victimize again -- a pattern repeated in parishes all over the country. ... The years of silence gave a free rein to the predators, leaving almost all untouchable by police or civil courts." The archdiocese has since cracked down on abuse, but a grand jury may soon issue an "exhaustive report on the scandal." Read the article, and a related story about an ex-nun turned convicted sex offender.