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Author Discusses Abusive Priests

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Harper Collins
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Elinor Burkett

By Dan Bross

Fairbanks, AK – THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ISN'T THE ONLY FAITH COPING WITH THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABUSE BY CLERGY, BUT THE RELIGION HAS HAD A FAR HIGHER NUMBER OF CASES GO PUBLIC. KUAC'S DAN BROSS ASKED UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA JOURNALISM DEPARTMENT CHAIRWOMAN ELINOR BURKETT, WHAT SHE LEARNED ABOUT THE CHURCH AND THE INCIDENCE OF SEX ABUSE BY ITS' CLERGY, IN RESEARCHING HER 1993 BOOK ON THE SUBJECT.