A.W. Richard Sipe, who passed away last week, has left an important legacy for those who work to understand and prevent clergy child sex abuse. The former priest turned psychotherapist was a leading researcher on the subject.
His work revealed a clear connection between the lack of celibacy among clergy and child sex abuse. Click here to read “A.W. Richard Sipe, a Leading Expert on Clergy Sex Abuse, Dies at 85,” by Sharon Otterman, August 9, 2018, The New York Times.