For thoughts on the limits of holding religious institutions accountable for abuse, in light of the Southern Baptist Convention’s scandal, see my 2022 piece in Emory University’s Canopy Forum. For my opinion piece in Newsweek, Oct. 4, 2018, on the effects of the Catholic church’s internal legal code and theology on clergy child sex abuse click here.
See another piece on clergy child sex abuse and the Catholic church, in The Conversation, Aug. 27, 2018. It was also published the same day in the Houston Chronicle, the San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate, Religion News Service, Business Insider and other sources. See also the National Public Radio segment, Has Catholic canon law aggravated the clergy abuse crisis? as well as NPR’s segment Pennsylvania grand jury investigation into clergy sex abuse may set new precedent (both Sept. 4, 2018) and a radio interview with Tommy Tucker of WWL First News (New Orleans and the greater Gulf Coast) on Sept. 20, 2018.
On Oct. 9, 2018, I had an opinion piece published in the Globe Post.