Sunday, April 4, 2010

Catholic Church confessional: Child molesting

This American Life (Chicago Public Radio)
Act I. Confession
A former priest goes public: Father Patrick Wall was a special kind of monk. He was a fixer. The Catholic church sent him to problem parishes where priests had been removed because of scandals. His job was to come in, keep events from going public and smooth things over until a permanent replacement priest was found. But after four different churches in four years, after covering up for pedophiles and adulterers and liars and embezzlers, he decided to make a change. Carl Marziali tells his story in a segment about going behind enemy lines. Sometimes people get confused about whose side they're on...and how to fight the "enemy."

What if Catholic children had cameras to keep their priests from molesting them?

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