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How Catholics exposed sexual abuse by priests long before the Boston Globe

Sunday evening Spotlight won Best Picture which portrays the work of the Boston Globe but a lesser known story is how the National Catholic Reporter worked for years on exposing sexual abuse by priests in the face of pressure from the hierarchy, from people cutting funds and unsubscribing. Religion News Service gives the history of the work before Spotlight.

In its 1985 exposé, NCR laid bare the two essential outrages of the crisis: the scope of the abuse and the magisterial heights […]

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