LISTEN: Marci Hamilton, Sister Maureen on holding clergy, church leaders legally accountable for child abuse

From the website of WHYY, 4.12.2010. WHYY is Greater Philadelphia’s leading public media provider, serving southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and all of Delaware.


Brought to my attention by Sister Maureen Paul Turlish in a comment on a post on Voice from the Desert.

Thank you, Sister Maureen.

The mp3 recording of the radio show is long–1 hour–but it’s more than worthwhile because of its excellent educational value.

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Holding clergy and church leaders legally accountable for child abuse

Monday, April 12th, 2010

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As the worldwide call for accountability grows louder, we talk about what state and federal governments can do to protect children against sexual abuse by clergy. Our guests are law professor MARCI HAMILTON and SISTER MAUREEN PAUL TURLISH, an educator and victims advocate.

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    2 Responses to “LISTEN: Marci Hamilton, Sister Maureen on holding clergy, church leaders legally accountable for child abuse”

  1. Mary Says:

    Fantastic interview! Thank you, Marci Hamilton and Sr. Maureen, for the work you are doing as advocates for sex abuse victims! I’m especially happy to hear that this problem is being recognized and addressed as an international issue and that there is talk of holding the pope accoutable in an international court. Of course, the entire governing system is corrupt, many bishops and cardinals are guilty (about 2/3 of the bishops in the U.S. have moved priests-rapists and abusers from parish to parish). The unveiling of these crimes could not have drug on for so long if ALL the heirarchy were not complicit. They all knew and all were covering up, with the exception of the few who have spoken out, such as Gumbleton, Michigan, and Robinson from Australia.

  2. rosemary e. miranda Says:

    marci: i have to sincerely apologize to in response to my last message i left you; this was a great interview and you stated with clarity all pertinent points and i am sorry i mistrusted/misunderstood all that was unfolding especially around my easter sunday. thanks for fighting for extending states statutes and i tried so hard to get a federal hearing scheduled but was not successful to date.

    and it makes the depression all the more deep.


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