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Causes of Catholic Sexual Abuse

Clergy Sex Abuse Report: Let's Rely on Science, Not Hysteria

Thomas G. Plante, PhD, ABPP | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas G. Plante, PhD, ABPP

The loudest voices were poised last week when researchers from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice finally released their much anticipated investigation examining the causes and context of clergy sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church .

The Catholic Sex Abuse Report: Too Little, Too Late?

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 07.20.2011 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

I found myself alternatively fascinated and infuriated as I read the new 152 page report by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, "Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests."

Fingerprinting Grandma, Checking The Old Priest's Background

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 07.18.2011 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

After an intensive investigation, John Jay researchers concluded: "The Catholic Church has taken serious steps toward understanding and reducing the problem of sexual abuse of minors by priests." The response must continue.