There are new calls for an inquiry into the suicide of whistleblower priest Glen Walsh. The Catholic church argues the events are ‘historical’ and have been addressed by previous inquiries.
Last year, Pennsylvania’s grand jury report uncovered sexual abuse allegations by over 300 priests. A scholar explains how the report may have helped survivors come to terms with a painful past.
Interviews with survivors of sexual abuse by clergy show that recognising Jesus as an abuse victim might help the Catholic church to change its culture and response to the abuse crisis.