Pennsylvania Supreme Court approves release of 900-page grand jury report about Catholic clergy sex abuse

(TheWashingtonPost) The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Friday that a landmark 900-page grand jury report about child sex abuse by Catholic clergy should be released as soon as Aug. 8 — but with some of the 300 predators’ names temporarily redacted.

A court battle has been underway for weeks over questions of fairness and transparency, with prosecutors and abuse advocates saying the results of an 18-month investigation must be released for justice to be done. Ten news organizations, including the Morning Call in Allentown, Pa., and The Washington Post, joined in a brief urging the release of the grand jury report.

[Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is the target of new allegations of sexual misconduct]

But people named in the report said that they have not had adequate opportunity to protect their reputations and could be severely harmed as a result.  Read more at The Washington Post.