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NCR's recent editorial rightly cites the all-male clerical culture as a key factor in sex abuse, but it fails to point out Pope Francis' inaction.
Commentary: There has been a psychic numbness at the heart of clerical culture that has enabled it to keep the most unsettling truths of the scandal at bay.
Admitted abuser Gil Gustafson and abuse survivor Susan Pavlak teamed up to bring healing to the scandal-wracked St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese. But public backlash has stalled their project.
We say: The institution is on the path of change, but recent events raise questions about its sustainability. Laws and policies have been updated, but hearts and minds not so much.