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Church Sex Scandal: False Memories, False Justice | JoAnn Wypijewski

Paul Shanley

Paul Shanley

Paul Shanley, one of the scores of defrocked Catholic priests enveloped in the molestation panic that swept the church at the beginning of the decade, was sentenced to twelve to fifteen years in prison based largely on now discredited science of “repressed memory.”

JoAnn Wypijewski

JoAnn Wypijewski

JoAnn Wypijewski, who has followed the case since the initial indictment, talks about what has changed since Shanley was convicted and the media circus died down.

Read Wypijewski’s column here: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090316…

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