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Catholic Priest Abuse Database Sparks Controversy

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Catholic Priest Abuse Database Sparks Controversy

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Catholic Priest Abuse Database Sparks Controversy

Catholic Priest Abuse Database Sparks Controversy

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Catholics are debating a controversial new Web site listing the names of more than 500 priests in the U.S. convicted or accused of child sexual abuse. Advocates say the information helps promote healing among the abuse victims. But critics say the Web site could spread false accusations against innocent priests. NPR's Duncan Moon reports.