• Case of papal aide captures risks of ‘weaponizing’ sex abuse charges

    Case of papal aide captures risks of ‘weaponizing’ sex abuse charges

    • Aug 25, 2019

    What one might call the “weaponization” of clerical sexual abuse charges as part of the wars of culture in Catholicism is nothing new. Decisions to lodge such charges or to make them public, as well as whether people are inclined to believe or reject them, often are tied up with politics, try as reasonable souls might to remain objective.