Santa Clara University
Few recent topics have received the kind of media attention, heated debate, and discussion than the topic of sex-offending clergy, their victims, and supervisors. It is a story about too many bishops (and priests) behaving badly when they are purported to be the moral, religious, and ethical leaders of society. It is a remarkable story. However, it is a complex story that has had little scholarship and discourse driven by thoughtfulness, civility, and reason.
Plante, T.G. (2003). "Clergy sexual abuse and the Catholic Church: What do we know and where do we need to go?" Explore: A Quarterly Examination of Catholic Identity and Ignatian Character in Jesuit Higher Education, 7, 34-37."
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