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Crisis: Clergy Abuse in the Catholic Church
61 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Ep 11: The McCarrick Report
In this episode, Karna Lozoya speaks with Stephen White, Executive Director of The Catholic Project at Catholic University, one of the creators of this podcast, and Ed Condon, editor at the Catholic News Agency, about the newly-released report from the Vatican about the institutional knowledge regarding Theodore McCarrick.
43 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Ep 10: Bishops' Accountability
An issue this podcast keeps returning to is bishops' accountability. Are the reforms of Vos estis lux mundi being applied in the US Church? This episode features Cardinal Timothy Dolan, reporters Harriet Ryan of the L.A. Times and Christopher Altieri of the UK Catholic Herlald, and canon lawyer Tom Doyle.
47 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Ep 09: The Stories We Tell
The story of clergy sex abuse is a hard one to tell. Catholics face the difficult task of incorporating what has happened into their understanding of the Church that they love. This episode features J.D. Flynn, Tom Doyle, Mar Munoz-Visoso, and James Matthew Wilson.
38 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Ep 08: What the Crisis Means for Priests
Since 2002, being a priest has lost much of its public respect and stature. How have priests experienced the ongoing crisis? And how has seminary formation changed in view of the revelations about sexual abuse? This episode includes Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Fr. Jude de Angelo, Fr. Carter Griffin, Fr. Paul Scalia and Christina Lynch, psychologist.
38 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Ep 07: The Role of the Laity
The vast majority of Catholics are lay people; living out their mission as Christians in the world. How did the laity respond to the abuse crisis? How can the laity help the Church to move forward? This episode features Jonathan Reyes, Deborah Savage, Dan Cellucci, and Francesco Cesareo.
39 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Ep 06: What happens when abuse is reported?
In this episode, Karna walks listeners through the process that a clergy abuse survivor would go through today, talking with Susan Mulheron, Canonical Chancellor for the Archdiocese of St. Paul- Minneapolis, Timothy O’Malley, investigator for the Archdiocese of St. Paul- Minneapolis, and Sue Bernie, former District Attorney in New Orleans.
38 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Ep 05: What is the Church doing to keep kids safe?
Are kids safe in the Church today? How confident can parents be? This episode explores the changes of the 2002 Dallas Charter and what can still be improved, with Courtney Chase of the Archdiocese of Washington, Eileen Dombo from the National Catholic School of Social Service, Deacon Bernie Nojadera of the USCCB, and Francesco Cesareo of the National Review Board, among others.
21 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Bonus: The Survivors' Movement
A short bit of extra content about the survivors’ movement: the history of LinkUp and SNAP along with the mission and current work of SNAP, with Brian Clites of Case Western Reserve University and Tim Lennon, Chairman of the Board of SNAP (Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priests).
39 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Ep 04: Survivors' Voices
When the crisis of 2018 hit, many men and women were already dealing with trauma from their own experiences of abuse. James Grein and Theresa Pitt Green share their stories, and we hear from researcher Bob Orsi from Northwestern University and social work professor Melissa Grady from Catholic University.
42 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Ep 03: What Caused the Crisis?
How did the Catholic Church become a place that abusers could hide in? Were men who were prone to abuse drawn to the priesthood? In 2002, the Catholic bishops commissioned a report on clergy sexual abuse from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Karna talks with Margaret Smith, who worked on that report, as well as Msgr. Steven Rossetti, who helped to draft the Dallas Charter, Fr. Paul Scalia, George Weigel, and others.
53 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Ep 02: How Did We Get Here?
Sexual abuse by clergy of the Catholic Church is not a new problem. Crisis looks at the early signs in the 1950’s and walks us through time to the Dallas Charter of 2002 and the meeting in Rome in February 2019. Features Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, DC; reporters Jason Berry and Greg Erlandson; Kim Daniels of Georgetown's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, and others.
44 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Ep 01: 2018
A whirlwind summer: What happened? Revelations about Cardinal McCarrick, the Pennsylvania grand jury report, accusations from a Vatican diplomat, and perceived tensions between the Holy See and the American episcopacy. Host Karna Lozoya walks us through the timeline of 2018 with the help of many voices, including James Grein, the abuse survivor whose story was in The New York Times, whistleblower Fr. Boniface Ramsey, and Cardinal DiNardo.Warning: This episode- and many in the series- includes descriptions of abuse.
3 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
A 10-episode series about the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church: its origins, characters, causes, and reforms. This show debuts on September 9th, with a new episode every Wednesday.
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