Register Recap: A Verdict for Cardinal Pell? (2 segments)
Description: Reports have surfaced that Cardinal George Pell has been convicted by an Australian court of sexual abuse of minors. A judicial gag order has restricted Australian media coverage of the trial since June. Despite the gag order, a story published by the Daily Beast reported that a unanimous guilty verdict was reached on charges that Pell abused two altar servers in the late 1990s. If the reports are true, this would be the highest-ranking church official to be found guilty. Matthew Bunson joins us with this and other stories.
Dr. Matthew Bunson
Matthew Bunson is a Senior Contributor to EWTN News and the National Catholic Register and a Senior Fellow at St Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He’s the author or co-author of more than 50 books including the first English-language biography of Pope Francis and The Encyclopedia of Catholic History. Follow him on twitter at MattBunson. Register Radio airs Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 11 am.
Options Emerge for Handling the "Other" Abuse Crisis
Description: The recent abuse scandals that have rocked the Church have mainly focused on the abuse of minors. But some of the most prominent cases, including that of Archbishop McCarrick, involved the abuse or harassment of adults. The Church must deal with these cases in a separate and different way. How? We talk with Ed Condon.
Ed Condon is a canon lawyer and editor for Catholic News Agency. Follow him on Twitter @canonlawyered.