This year saw more appalling revelations about the Catholic Church and the behavior of many priests, exposing just how long some dioceses knew of and concealed sexual abuse. Judy Woodruff has the story, followed by a frank conversation with two abuse survivors and a professor and advocate for change in the church about how these developments affected them and their relationships with the faith.
Amid more revelations of Catholic Church abuse and cover-up, survivors galvanize
Now to one of the more difficult stories that resonated throughout this past year.
The Catholic Church, along with its larger community around the world, has been rocked by the church's long history of sexual abuse. This year, the tragic revelations kept coming, and they exposed even more just how long many dioceses covered up the abuse.
In this very frank conversation, Judy explores what the cover-ups have meant for survivors and for the faithful at large.
But she begins with some background.
The assaults and cover-ups go back decades, but this year has seen a tidal wave of stories and shocking revelations of alleged abuse, misconduct and even assault in parishes and diocese around the country.
The scandals and the church's approach throughout have undermined Pope Francis' tenure. In fact, it was the subject of his annual Christmas mes...