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A Look Back: Uncovering the Clergy Sex-Abuse Scandal

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A Look Back: Uncovering the Clergy Sex-Abuse Scandal

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A Look Back: Uncovering the Clergy Sex-Abuse Scandal

A Look Back: Uncovering the Clergy Sex-Abuse Scandal

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Five years ago, a team of reporters from The Boston Globe uncovered widespread allegations of sex abuse by clergy members in the greater Boston parishes. Guests include two Boston Globe reporters who covered the story and a man who filed the first priest-abuse suit against one of the abusers.

Guests:

Michael Paulson, Boston Globe religion reporter for past 5 years

Sacha Pfeiffer, reporter, Boston Globe correspondent, part of the team that broke the story in 2002

Phil Saviano, founder of Northeast chapter of SNAP (Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests); filed first priest-abuse suit in Massachusetts; settled in 1996

Father Paul O'Brien, priest of Lawrence parish, ministered through scandal