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June 27, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Seattle Archdiocese settles: More can be done by the church to prevent abuse

I celebrate the 30 brave men who remained steadfast in their efforts to hold the Archdiocese of Seattle accountable [“Seattle Archdiocese settles abuse lawsuits for $12 million,” Local News, June 24]. Ten years is a very long time to fight for justice and resolution. It’s a shame that the church hangs on to the bitter end…


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January 22, 2014 at 7:02 AM

Catholic child abuse: A personal plea to Pope Francis

I am longing for the moment when Pope Francis will name the greatest scandal in church history for what it is and not skirt the issue. Francis has yet to utter the words, “The priest abuse of children.” ["Vatican comes under sharp criticism for sex abuse," Nation & World, Jan. 16] Rather, he avoids…


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