Clergy sex abuse and the response from the Catholic church The Vatican responds to charges that bishops and Pope Benedict himself did not act to prevent priests from sexually abusing children, saying that outsiders are persecuting church. Critics say secrecy still shrouds action against abuse perpetrators. Two who have worked to address the sex abuse problem within the Catholic church offer their perspectives. (Kerri Miller interviewed Jeff Anderson, an attorney who represents people who say they've been abused by priests on Thursday, April 1)9:06 a.m.
Nicholas Cafardi: Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at Duquesne University. He is was one of the original members of the U.S. Catholic Bishops' National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Youth 2002 - 2005. He is the author of "Before Dallas," a history of the clergy child sexual abuse crisis in the United States.
Fr Kevin McDonough: Pastor, Saint Peter Claver and Capellan, Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. He's also the coordinator of Safe Environment, Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. He is the former Vicar General at the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
Colum McCann the art of living in different worlds Broadcast of Kerri Miller's conversation with author Colum McCann. His critically acclaimed book, "Let the Great World Spin," a vivid series of New Yorkers' perspectives, set against a French high wire artist's astonishing walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center.10:06 a.m.
Colum McCann: Author who won the 2009 National Book Award for "Let the Great World Spin."