Abuse Crisis Not Over
Title: New podcast sends clear message: Abuse crisis isn’t over yet
Author: Elise Ann Allen
ROME – Karna Lozoya, the host of a new podcast documenting the clerical sexual abuse crisis in the United States, has said the message those behind it want to send is that while important steps have been taken, it is far from over.She also spoke of the anticipation among U.S. Catholics for the Vatican’s long-awaited report on the rise of ex-cardinal and ex-priest Theodore McCarrick, the impact on American Catholics of allegations made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò that Pope Francis knew about McCarrick’s misconduct and did nothing, and the importance of listening to survivors.
Speaking to Crux, Lozoya said that “at the end of the day the message we want to send is that the sex abuse crisis isn’t over, we’re still in it.”
“We’ve done a lot as a Church, and I think we go to great lengths in the podcast to highlight everything we have done, and I think we should be proud of that,” she said, but insisted that the 2018 “summer of shame,” as it is now called, demonstrates that “this is far from over. There are still issues and realities in the Church that we have to continue to face.”