Held in response to media interest in clergy sexual abuse, this May 25 event was sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Canon Law Society of America. It brought together noted experts on Church law and representatives of major Catholic and secular news outlets.
The presentations of all four seminar speakers, as well as a panel discussion, are available online. The program featured Father Kevin McKenna of Rochester, New York, on Canon Law and civil law, Mercy Sister Sharon Euart on the U.S. experience of clergy sexual abuse of minors, Father John Beal of The Catholic University of America on crime and punishment in the Church, and Msgr. Lawrence DiNardo of Pittsburgh on canonical penal procedures.