Catholic Whistleblower Criticizes Vatican Abuse Summit for Only Addressing Minor Abuse

Faithful Catholics — many of whom have been personally impacted by the current sex abuse crisis in the Church — expressed renewed concerns on how the Church is addressing it. Reports of “dismay, distress and disappointment” were just some of the reactions posted after the Holy See Press Office released their statement on the meeting, where presidents of the world’s bishops’ conferences will gather with Pope Francis to discuss clerical sex abuse.  One such Catholic, Siobhan O’Connor—known for her role as reluctant “Whistleblower” in the cases of cover-up and suppression of abuse by Bishop Richard Malone, says the Vatican’s talking points filled her with “immense disappointment and dismay.”  Read more: