Responding to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

On August 14, a Pennsylvania grand jury released a report that documented the sexual abuse committed by more than 300 priests across six dioceses in the state of Pennsylvania. These cases involve about 1,000 victims, many of them children, across the span of 70 years. The details of these cases are stomach-churning.

How are the current bishops of these dioceses responding to this report? And how can the laity respond to the news that such evil took place among their clergy?

Patrick Madrid dedicated all three hours of The Patrick Madrid Show to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report. Hear from PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro, current bishops of the dioceses affected, and from the survivors of abuse. You can listen to a segment of the show in this podcast, or find the whole show here.

We at Relevant Radio® invite you to join us in praying a decade of the Rosary every hour for three days in reparation for the sins committed by these members of the clergy. We will pray each decade on-air at the beginning of every program hour.

Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.