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Op-Ed: The Church Must Welcome Outside Reformers or be Forced to do so

BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella wrote an op-ed for the Hill to urge the Catholic Church to enact meaningful reform in the wake of another revelation on widespread sexual abuse of children in the Church. In the op-ed, Gina advocates for the Church to utilize outside reformers to influence the process of cultural change. 

Excerpt: "For centuries, the Church has dealt with misconduct by priests internally by enforcing canon law through canonical tribunals. The last 20 years have taught us that the Church must employ best practices in its handling of sexual abuse cases if they want what is best for survivors. At minimum, this means having more than one way for people to report sexual abuse and inviting experts in to help."

Read the full story, "The church must welcome outside reformers or be forced to do so," online at the Hill website

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Taylor Rapalyea
Taylor Rapalyea serves as BARCC's marketing and communications coordinator. She helps implement communications plans, creates content, and provides support for organizational communications, all to further public knowledge of BARCC's mission and services. Taylor brings four years of local news reporting and editing to BARCC, and has worked at Patch News, the Salem News, and the Gloucester Daily Times. She learned video reporting and editing at the Boston Herald, and served as editor of the Simmons Voice while studying journalism and public relations at Simmons College.

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