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At Lent, Catholics Reflect On Faith As Sex Abuse Scandal Shakes The Church

On the first Sunday of Lent, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Sister Joan Chittister about the holiday's meaning amid the ongoing abuse scandal.
Rosaries are sold by a vendor in Mexico City on Sept. 22, 2017. Source: AFP Contributor

Lent is meant to be a time of reflection for Christians around the world. But once again this year, it comes at a time of deep disquiet within the faith. Sexual abuse and misconduct scandals have continued to rock the Catholic Church, leading many to question their religious institutions, or even their faith itself.

Just this past week, a French Catholic Cardinal was of covering up dozens of incidents of sexual abuse by a priest in his diocese.

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