Tom Doyle is a priest, canon lawyer, addictions therapist and long-time supporter of justice and compassion for clergy sex abuse victims.

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Abuse summit achieved something, but not what pope or bishops expected

Commentary: The most stunning result of the four days in Rome was what the Vatican summit inspired: the unprecedented gathering of clergy abuse survivors from all corners of the globe.

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Cardinal Law's complex role in the contemporary history of clergy sexual abuse

In case you missed it, insight on Cardinal Law, from a close observer: Law's actions as archbishop were the catalyst for far-reaching changes in Catholic clerical culture and in the victims' and laity's realization that their days as docile, silent sheep are forever dead.

Pope calls bishops' negligence a crime: this is important

Bishop Accountability: Long time abuse victim's advocate praises pope's plan to hold bishops accountable for hiding sex abuse.

How clergy abuse survivors have changed history

30 years later: This dark side has always existed. In our era, it has been the catalyst for a complex, deeply rooted paradigm shift.