Church officials who covered up sex abuse should be punished. But before we unequivocally support extending the statute of limitations, other factors need to be considered.
French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon is facing questions about how he dealt with Fr. Bernard Preynat who faces abuse and rape charges. Proceedings opened up against Preynat Jan. 27.
A new kind of ghetto needs the church's presence and people's solidarity: the "digital slum" where cyberbullying and online pornography and abuse run rampant.
Pamela Merchant and the Center for Justice and Accountability have taken on some of the most remarkable human rights cases to unfold in recent years.
We say: For her efforts to shed the light on clergy sex abuse, Jennifer Haselberger is NCR's person of the year for 2013.