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In Dallas, America's Catholic bishops are trying to calm the storm of the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the church in recent months. While prelates have admitted responsibility for and, in some cases, complicity in prolonging the problem, they now face the challenge of creating a draft policy on sexual abuse. Can they succeed in formulating guidelines acceptable to both the pope they must obey and the laity they choose to serve? We hear about the social, political and theological ramifications of the controversy from a bishop attending the forum and a Dallas reporter who's uncovered a troubling pattern of abuse. We also hear from a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, and other lay and church members working toward church reform. Sara Terry, of the Christian Science Monitor, guest hosts.
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