“A Change in Formation
How the sexual abuse crisis has reshaped priestly training”
By Katarina Schuth, America – The National Catholic Weekly, January 2, 2011
“Over the past decade, many thoughtful Catholics have wondered if a connection can be established between seminary formation and sexual abuse by clergy. The answer is complicated, but the significant reshaping of seminary programs in recent decades suggests that many church leaders believe there is a relationship. Unraveling the various dimensions of the question requires knowledge of the background research found in the two studies prepared for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.” Click here to continue reading...