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An Open Letter to the Laity by James Grein

James Grein, victims’ advocate and abuse victim of Theodore McCarrick, whose testimony led to the former cardinal’s laicization, has written an open letter to laity about a new guide that sets forth rules on holding bishops and dioceses canonically and criminally liable in sex abuse cover-up. The guide was written by Michigan victims’ advocacy group the St. Mary MacKillop Coalition, addressing needed reforms to protect priests, seminarians and other adults, who currently lack sufficient protections in the Church as victims of abuse. Grein’s letter can be read in full at Church Militant.