NCR has been covering sex abuse for 30 years

by Dennis Coday

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The first national, comprehensive report on the sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy appeared in NCR in June 1985. We remembered that coverage with some special reports this summer.

Editorial: It's time to end pattern of deceit and denial on clergy sex abuse cases

NCR Editorial Staff | Jul. 10, 2015
We say: The church has made progress in addressing the sexual abuse scandal, but none of it happened voluntarily. All of it was forced by public pressure.

A strong press is the Lafayette lesson

by Jason Berry | Jul. 9, 2015
30 years later: The reports I did on clergy child molesters in the Lafayette, La., diocese changed my life in ways that reverberate still.

How clergy abuse survivors have changed history

by Thomas P. Doyle | Jul. 8, 2015
30 years later: This dark side has always existed. In our era, it has been the catalyst for a complex, deeply rooted paradigm shift.

Pages and protection: A first step in bringing clergy sex abuse secrets to light

By Thomas C. Fox | Jul. 7, 2015
30 years later: During those early years of our coverage, we would often get calls from abuse victims who simply needed someone to listen.

Thanks to NCR, my crisis became a cause

by Barbara Blaine | Jul. 6, 2015
30 years later: A single issue of NCR eventually led to my starting an international movement of survivors of clergy abuse.

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