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Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church

Wednesday, May. 9, 2012

On Friday May 11th, 2012, the Religious Studies department will co-sponsor the event "Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Conference Examining the Abuse Crisis."

The conference brings to campus a remarkable group of interdisciplinary leading professionals who recently contributed to a book project on sexual abuse and the clergy edited by Kathleen McChesney, Ph.D. (former FBI and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office of Child Protection executive) and Dr. Thomas Plante (of Santa Clara University's Psychology Department) that was recently published. If interested, details about the book can be found at

Keynotes addresses will be presented by Thomas Reese, SJ (from Georgetown University and former editor of America magazine) and Karen Terry, PhD (from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice who was the lead author for both the 2004 and 2011 John Jay Studies on clergy abuse).

The conference will be held in the California Mission Room in the Benson Memorial Center from 9am to 5pm on May 11th.

More information can be found here:

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