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Roundtable: San Diego Catholic Priest Abuse Scandal Reignites

The San Diego Diocesan Pastoral Center, headquarters for the Roman Catholic C...

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Above: The San Diego Diocesan Pastoral Center, headquarters for the Roman Catholic Church in the San Diego Diocese, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007.

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Clergy Abuse

There are new questions in the clergy abuse scandal in the Diocese of San Diego after church leaders added eight priests to the list of alleged sexual predators suspected of molesting children. Pope Francis met with a delegation of American bishops and cardinals Thursday to discuss how to deal with the growing number of sex abuse cases in the church. What’s next for the Diocese of San Diego? What do victims and advocates have to say?

RELATED: San Diego Catholic Diocese Adds 8 Priests To List Of Alleged Sexual Predators

Climate Change Fight

This was a big week for climate change initiatives in California with Gov. Jerry Brown leading the charge. He signed into law an ambitious zero-carbon benchmark for 2045 and kicked-off a global climate summit in San Francisco. Community choice may transform how ratepayers and local governments obtain and pay for energy. San Diego will soon decide whether to adopt the format. Meanwhile, the Carolinas and the East Coast brace for impact from a monster storm system that is fueled by warmer waters in the Atlantic.

RELATED: Global Summit Rebukes Trump, Cheers On Work To Aid Climate

War in Afghanistan

This week marked the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. Also, America’s longest war continues with no end in sight. The war in Afghanistan has lasted nearly three times as long as World War I and World War II combined. Where is the war heading and how is it changing under President Trump? What is the current terrorist threat and does it justify the ongoing cost in lives and money? We do a status check on a war that has long faded from the headlines.


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