Thursday, December 10, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST
This event will be hosted online by the Georgetown University web team; to receive a link, RSVP here.
On November 10, 2020, the Vatican released its long-awaited report on the rise of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick within the Catholic Church. This unprecedented 459-page account revealed major institutional, cultural, and personal failures that led to immense suffering for victim-survivors of clergy sexual abuse and terrible damage to the Church.
One month later, the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University and the Taking Responsibility: Jesuit Institutions Confront the Causes and Legacy of Clergy Sexual Abuse initiative at Fordham University are co-sponsoring an online dialogue to look at the report’s most important findings, lessons it holds, and future directions in continuing to confront the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church
A journalist who covered McCarrick for decades, a historian of U.S. Catholicism, and two survivors of clergy sexual abuse who have worked for the U.S. Catholic bishops and with Pope Francis will explore questions.