Best of AP — Honorable Mention


US Catholic priests describe turmoil amid sex abuse crisis


David Crary, national writer, New York; Martha Irvine, multiformat journalist, Chicago; and Steven Senne, photographer, Boston, for reversing the prism to report, in the most candid terms, the internal struggles of Catholic clergy who have lost faith in their leadership and suffer from PTSD. With deeply empathetic coverage, they revealed that some priests are mindful about walking through a park with their collar on, as “some are spat upon.”

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