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On scandal and scandals

Photo by Lel4nd at flickr.com

Photo by Lel4nd at flickr.com

Recent headlines about clerical sexual abuse in the Catholic Church have focused largely on the way in which the Church has handled claims of abuse and on the postulated link between abuse and mandatory celibacy for Catholic priests.

Psychologist Brendan Callaghan SJ looks closely at these aspects of a tragic situation, asking how the Church has arrived at a place of such suffering, betrayal and anger.   To read his reflection on Thinking Faith see:  www.thinkingfaith.org/articles/20100415_1.htm