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The Sex-Abuse Crisis: How Do We Heal?

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The Church in the United States is still reeling in the wake of the Pennsylvania grand jury’s report documenting that 301 priests and religious in six dioceses abused over 1,000 minors. And the latest wave of abuse against women religious has made the situation that much worse. Many of us are angry and confused. How do we heal from this? How do we move forward as a faith community?

Clifford Hennings, OFM, has some words of wisdom to get us started.

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