Pennsylvania Supreme Court approves release of 900-page grand jury report about Catholic clergy sex abuse

Source: The Washington Post

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Friday that a landmark 900-page grand jury report about child sex abuse by Catholic clergy should be released as soon as Aug. 8 — but with some of the 300 predators’ names temporarily redacted.

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A court battle has been underway for weeks over questions of fairness and transparency, with prosecutors and abuse advocates saying the results of an 18-month investigation must be released for justice to be done. Ten news organizations, including the Morning Call in Allentown, Pa., and The Washington Post, joined in a brief urging the release of the grand jury report.

But people named in the report said that they have not had adequate opportunity to protect their reputations and could be severely harmed as a result.

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  1. I still wonder whether anyone is going deeper into the reasons for this abuse? Does the fact that the priests are not permitted to marry play a role in it? I think so, but would like to see a deeper ‘research’ into this question.

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