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Two days after Pennsylvania officials unveiled a report detailing accusations that Catholic priests had sexually abused more than 1,000 children since the 1940s and that church officials shielded the abusers, Catholics are expressing dismay.
Appreciation: Jason Berry remembers Richard Sipe, a major voice in the clergy sexual abuse scandal, and the metaphor for a conflicted church that was Sipe's feud with Andrew Greeley.
Editorial: The church's public humiliation is now as thorough as can be in a culture where what is on screen is often the most persuasive element in fashioning public opinion.
The film depicting The Boston Globe's investigative team reporting on the church's sexual abuse scandal took home on Sunday the Academy's highest honor.