Kresta in the Afternoon – August 27, 2018 – Hour 1

+  Ex-Nuncio Accuses Pope Francis of Failing to Act on McCarrick’s Abuse

+  How has the media responded to the Church Crisis?

  • Description: The sex abuse crisis that rocked the Church in 2002 rightly received massive attention from the mainstream press, and the story of the Boston Globe's coverage was told in the 2015 film Spotlight. How has that coverage compared to the coverage of the McCarrick scandal and current crisis in the Church? We talk with Julia Duin.
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    • Julia Duin
      Julia Duin is a writer who has worked for five newspapers and is the author of several books, including "In the House of the Serpent Handler: A Story of Faith and Fleeting Fame in the Age of Social Media." She has worked as the religion editor for the Washington Times and is now a blogger for GetReligion. Visit and follow her on Twitter at juiliaduin.
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+  The Scope of the Abuse Scandal

  • Description: The John Jay report, released in 2004 as a response to the scandal that rocked the Church two years before, was a comprehensive study commissioned by the USCCB. Statistics such as the ones detailed in the report are helpful, but they aren’t comprehensive. Stats are like snapshots - they provide a piece of information, but cannot be fully understood without knowledge of the viewpoint and context. Dr Richard Fitzgibbons joins us with a closer look at the statistics of clergy sexual abuse.
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    • Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons
      Dr. Fitzgibbons has given conferences to spiritual formation teams at a number of seminaries and to seminarians on growth in affective maturity. He has authored chapters in two books on the origins and healing of same-sex attractions. He is former consultant to the Congregation for the Clergy at the Vatican. Part of JPII institute at CUA.
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