The church’s hit-and-run

Off the Beat

With the release of an approximately 1,300-page grand jury report detailing years of sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy in a handful of Pennsylvania dioceses, the Roman Catholic Church has found itself facing a similar set of options — to either take responsibility or ignore the problem.
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Never this way again

There’s a feeling I’ve been trying to come to terms with since the fifth grade, when I moved across the country from Allentown, Pennsylvania, to the Bay Area. Even as a 10-year-old, I felt an acute understanding that things were ending. It’s a hard feeling to pinpoint or even explain
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