Last weekend, the Catholic Church wrapped up a summit at the Vatican focused on the clergy abuse crisis. This was the first meeting of its kind. It lasted for four days. One hundred and ninety religious superiors and bishops were invited to it by Pope Francis.
Sexual abuse by members of the clergy causes deep harm. No one should have to face this major betrayal of trust. Unfortunately, 2018 showed that clergy abuse remains a major problem here in the United States.
In recent times, some states have opened up sexual abuse investigations in relation to the Catholic Church. Last week, it was announced that Michigan has launched such an investigation. The announcement was made by the Michigan Attorney General's Office.