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The political and cultural worlds in America are currently reeling after a flood of allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against powerful actors, producers, and politicians. But even with news coverage, hashtags, and firings, will the attitudes that allowed this behavior to fester for decades ultimately change for the better?
The Catholic Church is an example of an institution that initiated lasting and drastic changes against abusive environments and behavior. Contrary to popular belief, the Church has made enormous strides within the last decade in efforts to combat sexual abuse.
In this episode, Bishop Wall and special guest Elizabeth Terrill, who assists survivors of abuse in the Diocese of Gallup, discuss the ways in which the Catholic Church is fighting back against sexual abuse and harassment.
If you are aware of an instance of abuse of a minor, report it using these numbers:
- 1-855-333-SAFE – New Mexico number
- 1-888-767-2445 – Arizona number
Newsweek – “Priests Commit No More Abuse Than Any Other Males”
Study: “The Nature and Scope of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States”
Taylor Swift Wins Lawsuit Against Sexual Assaulter
The Harvey Weinstein story that opened the floodgates to reports of sexual harassment
Vice President Pence will not eat alone with a woman other than his wife
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