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Register Radio 022319 Summit on the Sexual Abuse of Minors

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Bishops from around the world are gathered in Rome for Pope Francis’ Summit on the Sexual Abuse of Minors to discussion a united approach to Church reform. The summit is dedicated to responsibility, …More
Bishops from around the world are gathered in Rome for Pope Francis’ Summit on the Sexual Abuse of Minors to discussion a united approach to Church reform. The summit is dedicated to responsibility, accountability and transparency, but organizers have downplayed expectations. Reporting on this historic event from the Eternal City is the Register’s Rome Correspondent Edward Pentin and Matthew Bunson. In the days before the Feb. 21-24 meeting members of the preparatory committee clarified that the focus of the discussions would be on the sexual abuse of minors not the abuse of vulnerable adults or seminarians, nor on the role homosexuality plays in such abuse or its cover-up. Nonetheless, headlines from this week have highlighted active homosexuality within the Church as well as other sexual exploitations. They all paint the picture of a Church in need of healing and reform. With terrible news, it’s tempting to wonder why be Catholic. Brandon Vogt author of Why I am Catholic (And You should Be Too) has compelling thoughts on why he’s stayed with the Church