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SHU Professor Explains The Vigano Letter, And Its Massive Implications For The Church

Jeffrey Bruno
Pope Francis at the canonization of Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II in 2014.

The Catholic Church is undergoing another moment of crisis. Once again, the legacy of sexual abuse in the church is at the heart of the crisis.    

This time His Holiness, Pope Francis, is a target. In a letter, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, called on the Pope and others to step down because, he says, they knew about the sexual abuse by ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, D.C., and chose to cover it up.  

WSHU’s Bill Buchner recently spoke with Sacred Heart University’s Distinguished Professor of Catholic Thought Michael Higgins for more information.


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