Scandal in the Church: Five Years On
January 11, 2007 In the wake of the national furor that followed revelations of clergy abuse and attempts at a cover-up in the Boston Archdiocese, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops enacted changes to its national policies designed to address the crisis. The so-called Dallas Charter was adopted in June 2002 and included a range of new rules. Here, an overview of the Church's response and the results so far.
January 11, 2007 Five years have passed since Boston-area priest John Geoghan was convicted of sexually abusing a 10-year old boy. Here's an update on key personalities from the trial that started the sex abuse controversy in the Catholic Church.