Where Can I Find a List of Priests Charged With Abuse?
The Catholic church has been rocked by scandals perpetrated by its own leaders, with charges of abuse being levied against clergy members for years. Sex abuse claims have fueled anger, despair and frustration not only in the Catholic church but also among Southern Baptists and United Methodist churches, which have also had their share of abuse charges.
As Stephen Schneck, a political science professor at Catholic University, explained to PBS News Hour, "The sex abuse scandals will have a spillover effect on attitudes toward religion. I don't think any denomination is going to not take a hit." While more work needs to be done to uncover the damage, the Catholic church has made moves to remove the veil of secrecy by publishing a list of priests charged with abuse.