'America' on the Abuse Crisis: A selection of our coverage

From the Boston Globe's first reports of episcopal cover-up in 2002, through the sexual abuse crisis roiling the church in Europe today, America has provided balanced and thoughful commentary on the unfolding events. Here is a selection of our coverage from the last ten years.

"Pilgrim Church Part II," The Editors, May 17, 2010

"Pilgrim Church Part I," The Editors, May 10, 2010

"Taking Responsibility," Thomas J. Reese, April 26, 2010

"The Millstone," The Editors, April 12-19, 2010

"Comfort the Sorrowful," October 29, 2007

"What the Clergy Abuse Crisis Has Taught Us," Marci A. Hamiton, September 25, 2006

"Changing the Rules," May 15, 2006

"Rights of Accused Priests," Avery Dulles, June 21, 2004

"A Bad Day for the Bishops," Andrew M. Greeley, March 22, 2004

"Another Aftershock," on the 2004 John Jay Report, March 22, 2004

"Facts, Myths and Questions," Thomas J. Reese, March 22, 2004

"Fraternal Correction," Th Editors, March 15, 2004

"After the Earthquake," January 5, 2004

"Dealing With the Pain," November 17, 2003

"Victims," The Editors, September 29, 2003

"The Times and Sexual Abuse by Priests," Andrew M. Greeley, February 10, 2003

"On ‘Straightening Out’ Catholic Seminaries," December 16, 2002

"It's Not Just Priests," December 2, 2002

"Ordaining Gay Men," November 11, 2002

"Some Basics About Celibacy," October 28, 2002

"Forgive and Forget? A Victim's Story," September 16, 2002

"Collateral Damage: One Priest's View," July 29, 2002

"Clericalism and the Sex Abuse Scandal," June 3, 2002

"Zero Tolerance," June 3, 2002

"Toward Dallas," May 27, 2002

"The Catholic Church and Child Sexual Abuse," April 22, 2002

"Priest Pedophiles," April 22, 2002

"Beyond Myths and Denial," April 1, 2002

"Psychological Treatment of Priest Sex Offenders," April 1, 2002

"Are Gay Priests Living a Lie?" April 1, 2002

"Sexual Abuse by Priests," The Editors, February 18, 2002

"The Church and the Homosexual Priest," James Martin, November 4, 2000

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