Episcopal Oversights by Kenneth D. Whitehead

Episcopal Oversights

The Crisis in the Catholic Church Extends Far Beyond Sex Scandals

by Kenneth D. Whitehead

The long-awaited meeting of the Catholic bishops of the United States, after months of media revelations of priestly scandals and episcopal cover-ups, finally took place under intense public scrutiny in Dallas on June 13–15. As was surely inevitable, the “zero tolerance” policy towards the sexual abuse of children and young people was not, as such, enacted. This was the policy vociferously being demanded by victims’ groups and other interested parties and strongly seconded by the media.

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Kenneth D. Whitehead is the 2004 recipient of the Blessed Frederic Ozanam Award for Catholic Social Action of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists (SCSS). He writes frequently on Catholic social and moral issues.

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