Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church: An Irish Disease and/or Global Phenomenon?

THU, MAR 24, 2011 (43:50)

Journalist Patsy McGarry, of The Irish Times explores the politics, perceptions, and uniquely Irish aspects of the clergy sexual abuse scandal in Ireland. McGarry has reported extensively on the Catholic Church’s response to various child sexual abuse scandals as documented by the Ferns, Ryan, and Murphy reports.

+ BIO: Patsy McGarry

Patsy McGarry is the Religious Affairs correspondent with The Irish Times. He succeeded Andy Pollak as editor in the mid-1990s. He also is the commissioning editor for articles which are published in the paper’s Rite and Reason column every Monday. McGarry also writes occasionally on social issues for the newspaper.

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