Margaret Fosmoe ’85 | October 1, 2019
“I have remained Catholic because I decided early on I wasn’t going to let them win. I wasn’t going to let the bad ones win.” —Juan Carlos Cruz, a clergy sexual abuse survivor and advocate for victims
Drawing on the experiences of a panel of experts, the University of Notre Dame began a year-long conversation September 25 aimed at identifying reforms in the wake of the clergy sexual abuse crisis and charting a path forward for the Catholic Church.
Juan Carlos Cruz was abused as a child by Fernando Karadima, a notorious Chilean Catholic priest defrocked after numerous allegations of sexual abuse. Cruz’s allegations were initially dismissed by Pope Francis, but the Pontiff later apologized to Cruz during a lengthy one-on-one meeting.
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