Quote of the Day - The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. - Edmund Burke
Lawyer2Lawyer Internet Radio Looks At The Clergy Abuse Scandal
A three-and-a-half year government investigation in Ireland, called the Murphy report, revealed a cover-up of three decades of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic church. And, in an official pastoral letter to Irish sexual abuse victims, Pope Benedict XVI apologized to Ireland's Catholics. Please join me as I welcome guests Attorney Helen L. McGonigle, herself a victim of clergy abuse and victim's advocate and Vincent Shannon, Senior Partner of Shannons Solicitors in Dublin, Ireland. They discuss the investigations into allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of priests, the Vatican's tepid response, legal jurisdictions versus canon law and what victims of clergy sexual abuse can do legally here and abroad.