On an episode of 60 Minutes set to air Sunday, March 20, at 7 p.m. ET, on CBS, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York tells Morley Safer that the sex abuse crisis needs to "haunt" the Catholic Church.
In response to a question about whether the scandal would go on forever, Archbishop Dolan said:
"In some ways, I don't want it to be over, because...this was such a crisis in the Catholic Church that in a way, we don't want to get over it too easily. This needs to haunt us."
When Safer asks if the cover-up of sex abuse was worse than the abuse itself, the archbishop, who is also president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, responds:
"I'd say there's some truth in that, you'd think that the church of all would know better."