Sex Abuse, Celibacy and Politics in the Roman Catholic Church

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Sexual abuse by priests has cost the Roman Catholic Church both members and money in the US. An avalanche of cases in Europe could cost even more. The Church blames the secularization of western culture, but even the Cardinal of Vienna has questioned the issue of priestly celibacy. Pope Benedict XVI's apology to the faithful in Ireland has left many frustrated and angry. Is the Vatican out of touch with the needs of women and children? American nuns defied the Conference of Catholic Bishops to support healthcare reform. Is there a crisis of confidence in a hierarchy run solely by men?  

Credits

Guests:
Simone Campbell - Network - @sr_simone, Lisa Miller - Religion Editor and Reporter, Newsweek, Garry O'Sullivan - Editor, Irish Catholic, Diarmaid MacCulloch - Professor of the History of the Church, Oxford University, Thomas Rausch - Loyola Marymount University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Katie Cooper