Radio Boston Radio Boston

Support the news

Cardinal O'Malley Meets With Priests Amid Sex Abuse Scandal33:31
Download

Play
Archbishop of Boston Sean O'Malley administers a blessing while serving meals at the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter in Boston  Wednesday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Archbishop of Boston Sean O'Malley administers a blessing while serving meals at the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter in Boston Wednesday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
This article is more than 2 years old.

Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley met with some 600 priests from the archdiocese Tuesday afternoon amid growing scandals within the Catholic Church over clergy sexual abuse.

The meeting came after a very critical letter over the weekend from a former Vatican diplomat, accusing Pope Francis of knowing about and ignoring accusations of sexual abuse against the former cardinal of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, and calling for the pope's resignation.

As members of the Catholic community wrestle with the latest news about sexual misconduct their church, they wonder what will be done to rectify the scandal and where the church goes from here.

Guests

Simon Rios, WBUR reporter. He tweets @simonfrios.

Tiziana Dearing, co-director of the Center for Social Innovation at Boston College, former president of Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Boston, and a member of WBUR's executive advisory board. She tweets @tiziana_dearing.

Peter Borre, canonical advocate and chair of the Council of Parishes, which represents parishioner groups in Rome.

Anne Barrett Doyle, co-director of BishopAccountability.org, a Massachusetts-based website that tracks clergy sex abuse cases. She tweets @barrett_doyle.

Related:

Paris Alston Twitter Producer, Radio Boston
Paris Alston is a producer for Radio Boston and WBUR's host of the Consider This podcast.

More…

Simón Rios Twitter Reporter
Simón Ríos is an award-winning bilingual reporter in WBUR's newsroom.

More…

Jamie Bologna Twitter Producer/Director, Radio Boston
Jamie Bologna is producer and director of Radio Boston.

More…

Eve Zuckoff Twitter Freelance Producer, Radio Boston
Eve Zuckoff is a freelance producer for Radio Boston.

More…

Zoë Mitchell Twitter Producer and Studio Director
Zoë Mitchell is a Radio Boston producer and studio director.

More…

Support the news