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The Line: Current Turmoil In The Catholic Church

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August 24, 2018 – A grand jury report recently disclosed widespread abuse by Catholic priests in Pennsylvania. The story brought up New Mexico’s own history of abuse in the Catholic Church when it was revealed at least a dozen of those accused of molesting children in Pennsylvania were sent to the Servants of the Paraclete Center in Jemez Springs for “treatment.”

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at local reactions to these new revelations of abuse in the Catholic Church.

Line Panelists:

Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB

Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico

Dan Foley, former House minority whip

Sophie Martin, attorney

The Line: Racism Charge Over Failed Legislative Proposal

March 16, 2018 – Legislators again failed to pass a proposal to expand early childhood education using money from the Land Grant Permanent Fund, and took issue when Allen Sánchez, executive director of the New Mexico Conference of Bishops, called the action racist. Were his remarks inflammatory? Was he referring to structural or institutional racism, as opposed to any racist stance by an individual? Gene Grant leads the Line panel in a debate on the issue.

Line Panelists:
Sophie Martin, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in UNM Anderson School of Management

Further reading:
Bishops ‘double down’ on racism charges – by Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal