Cardinals and Pope Meet over Catholic Crisis

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American cardinals and bishops are concluding their meeting with Pope John Paul spurred by reports of sexual misconduct by Catholic priests. Ignited in Boston by reports that a known pedophile had been repeatedly reassigned without parishioners being notified, the scandal quickly spread across the US. While the Holy Father has reluctantly confronted what he calls an "appalling sin," it is unclear whether he will provide the guidance or reform church leaders are seeking. Can zero tolerance coexist with the powers of repentance and transformation? What of the roles of women and celibacy? We examine the concerns of liberal and conservative Catholics, as well as their clergy.
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