On May 18th, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of City University of New York issued The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010, a report initiated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ to address sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.

The Revealer‘s asked journalists, activists, academics and theologians to weigh in on the nature of the report, its findings, and what it means for the future of the Catholic Church.  We’ll continue to post commentary here as it comes in.

Frances Kissling Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise: The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests

Amanda Marcotte Keeping the Patriarchy: Sex as Dominance in the Roman Catholic Church

Mary Valle Whole Lotta Testosterone

Scott Korb Misinterpreting the Legacy of the 1960s

Elizabeth Castelli Failure to Deliver: Predictions that did not predict and a case-closing study that did not close the case

Peter Bebergal Pathologizing the Sexual Revolution

Jack Downey Questionable Purpose, A Test of Words

 

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