Podcast: The church still needs to stay on top of the sexual abuse crisis

Storm clouds pass over a Catholic church in mid-August in Pittsburgh. (CNS photo/Jason Cohn, Reuters)

In the midst of a global pandemic, an economic recession and renewed unrest around racial injustice, it can feel overwhelming to highlight yet another crisis. But the Catholic Church is only two years removed from the summer of 2018, when the sexual abuse crisis came roaring back after the release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report and the crimes of former Cardinal Theodore McCarick had come to light.

Crisis,” a new podcast from The Catholic Project at The Catholic University of America, is trying to keep this issue on the minds and hearts of Catholics. This week, we talk to the show’s host, Karna Lozoya, about what has happened since 2018 and what the church still needs to do.

In Signs of the Times, we take a deeper look at the controversy around Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s religious affiliations, and ask whether or not the media and politicians need to learn to ask better questions about religion.

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Links from the show:

Crisis
Explainer: Amy Coney Barrett’s relationship with People of Praise
Shakeup at St. Louis archdiocese over handling of immigration webinar

What’s on tap?

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