Fr Tom Reese speaks out on Sexual Abuse Scandal
Father Tom Reese SJ spoke about the recent revelations of the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.
The news of the sexual abuse has rocked the Catholic Church around the world. A favorite commentator, Jesuit Tom Reese, spoke on the allegations of abuse and touched upon a former Washington, D.C., Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the extensive report of the Pennsylvania Attorney General.
Decades of Revelations of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in the United States have been covered up and have led both to unbridled outrage and finally – reform.
Recent news of the McCarrick scandal and the degree of abuse and coverup in the Pennsylvania report have pointed to a problem that goes beyond past examinations and that calls out for much deeper reforms.
Well – loved and hughly respected, Fr Tom Reese is a columnist for the Religion News Service and a frequent commentator on Catholic matters on major television networks and a former editor of America magazine
He recently spoke clearly and candidly to Judy Woodruff on NPR re the horrific Philadelphia Sex Abuse Scandal.
Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned in disgrace as Boston’s archbishop in 2002 after the priest sex abuse scandal exploded in the United States, has retired from his subsequent job as head of a major Roman basilica.