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A panel discussion with intimate perspectives on Ricahrd Sipe’s life and the survivor experience, together with analysis of Catholic clergy abuse and celibacy, the two issues that were revolutionized by Sipe’s work. The panel will include important revelations about Sipe’s own life and will reflect on the much-discussed connection between celibacy and Catholic clergy sex abuse.

Panelists include Marianne Benkert Sipe, psychiatrist, expert witness and wife of Richard Sipe; Phil Saviano, activist and survivor; Robert Orsi, Chair of Catholic Studies at Northwestern University; Kara French, Associate Professor of History at Salisbury University