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Videos of Past Events

April 24, 2024: Emma McDonald Kennedy, Ph.D., “Impact of the Sex Abuse Crisis on Ecclesial Moral Authority and Lay Moral Agency”

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April 13, 2023: Massimo Faggioli, Ph.D., "From ‘Clergy Sexual Abuse’ to a More ‘Comprehensive’ Concept of Abuse in the Catholic Church: Major Cultural and Theological Shifts"


March 30, 2023: Sandra Hassink, M.D., “Exploring Theologies of the Child”


October 24, 2022: Dr. Kathleen Holscher, "Jesuits, Sexual Abuse, and Native Missions: Mapping the Geography of a Crisis”

February 21: "Beholding the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis Through Collaborative Creativity and the Passion”

April 20: Janet Heimlich, "Violating a Sacred Trust: Religious Teachings that Enable Child Sexual Abuse”

April 6: Eliana Dockterman, "The Boy Scouts of America Sexual Abuse Scandal: Lessons for the Catholic Church?"

Sept. 24: Cindy Christian, M.D., Anthony A. Latini Endowed Chair in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, on “How to Recognize Child Sexual Abuse and How to Help Those Suffering From It."

Jan. 29: Hans Zollner, S.J., Professor of Psychology and President of the Center for Child Protection, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, “Global Perspectives on the Sex Abuse Crisis.”

Dec. 5: Catherine Clifford, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, St. Paul University, Canada; Richard Lennan, Professor of Systematic Theology and Professor Ordinarius, Boston College; and Rev. Ormond Rush, Associate Professor, Australian Catholic University on "A Light for a Church in Crisis: Vatican II in the Time of Pope Francis."

Nov. 1: Richard Lennan, Professor of Systematic Theology and Professor Ordinarius, Boston College, "Seeking the Right Side of History: Theology and the Sex Abuse Crisis."

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the task force, or if you would like to have an event sponsored by the task force, please contact chair Massimo Faggioli, Ph.D.