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20 Years Later, an Occasion for Reparation and Rectification: Reflections on the Poisonous Sex-Abuse Scandal

John MotternProtesters hold photos of alleged victims of sexual abuse outside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross during the installment of Sean Patrick O’Malley as the new Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Boston Archdiocese July 30, 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts.

COMMENTARY: The crisis in the Catholic Church burst into the public consciousness two decades ago.