Clerical Sexual Abuse Among Catholics and Jews: Comparisons and Contrasts

By Shalom Goldman, Duke University Many Catholics in the US and overseas are hoping that the new Pope, Francis I, will help heal the wounds inflicted on the Church by the sexual abuse scandals of the past few decades. And many Catholic victims of clerical sexual abuse, while reminding us that their wounds are deep and permanent, see a healing of the Church as a necessary component of their individual recoveries.Moral outrage about clerical abuse is directed not only at the … [Read more...]