13 episodes

A series about the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church: its origins, characters, causes, and reforms. Host Karna Lozoya interviews bishops, survivors, reporters, lawyers, social workers, and many more, to help navigate a systemic problem that has plagued the modern church for at least 70 years.

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A series about the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church: its origins, characters, causes, and reforms. Host Karna Lozoya interviews bishops, survivors, reporters, lawyers, social workers, and many more, to help navigate a systemic problem that has plagued the modern church for at least 70 years.

    The McCarrick Report

    The McCarrick Report

    In this episode, Karna Lozoya speaks with Stephen White, Executive Director of The Catholic Project at Catholic University, one of the creators of this podcast, and Ed Condon, editor at the Catholic News Agency, about the newly-released report from the Vatican about the institutional knowledge regarding Theodore McCarrick.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bishops' Accountability

    Bishops' Accountability

    An issue this podcast keeps returning to is bishops' accountability. Are the reforms of Vos estis lux mundi being applied in the US Church? This episode features Cardinal Timothy Dolan, reporters Harriet Ryan of the L.A. Times and Christopher Altieri of the UK Catholic Herlald, and canon lawyer Tom Doyle.

    • 44 min
    The Stories We Tell

    The Stories We Tell

    The story of clergy sex abuse is a hard one to tell. Catholics face the difficult task of incorporating what has happened into their understanding of the Church that they love. This episode features J.D. Flynn, Tom Doyle, Mar Munoz-Visoso, and James Matthew Wilson.

    • 48 min
    What the Crisis Means for Priests

    What the Crisis Means for Priests

    Since 2002, being a priest has lost much of its public respect and stature. How have priests experienced the ongoing crisis? And how has seminary formation changed in view of the revelations about sexual abuse? This episode includes Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Fr. Jude de Angelo, Fr. Carter Griffin, Fr. Paul Scalia and Christina Lynch, psychologist.

    • 38 min
    The Role of the Laity

    The Role of the Laity

    The vast majority of Catholics are lay people; living out their mission as Christians in the world. How did the laity respond to the abuse crisis? How can the laity help the Church to move forward? This episode features Jonathan Reyes, Deborah Savage, Dan Cellucci, and Francesco Cesareo.

    • 38 min
    What happens when abuse is reported?

    What happens when abuse is reported?

    In this episode, Karna walks listeners through the process that a clergy abuse survivor would go through today, talking with Susan Mulheron, Canonical Chancellor for the Archdiocese of St. Paul- Minneapolis, Timothy O’Malley, investigator for the Archdiocese of St. Paul- Minneapolis, and Sue Bernie, former District Attorney in New Orleans.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
325 Ratings

325 Ratings

Maggiep1835 ,

Such an important story

It is so critically important that we all learn about the sexual abuse tragedy in the Catholic Church. This podcast dives deep into what has happened, what causes it, and the role that the Church itself has played in it.

MCKallDAY ,

Disgusting

I had to stop listening. Let me get something very clear. Priests don’t become pedophiles. Pedophiles become priests! Homosexual men do not become child rapists. The church protected and continues to protect child rapists. Do not listen to this garbage

Mark Robert Grago ,

Painfully Informative!

Listening to this, at times, is utterly heartbreaking. That said, I PROFOUNDLY ADMIRE the people who have come forward and have told their stories. As a practicing Roman Catholic, it is difficult to accept this podcast, but a mandatory task, nevertheless. I pray that ALL THOSE who have been abused, find healing in one form or another.

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