On Tuesday, at Mr. Sipe’s bedside, the two men pondered the moral mystery of how so many clerics could look the other way, putting ecclesiastical ambition above doing the right thing by children.

“‘Will we ever find the answer?’” Mr. Sipe asked, Father Doyle said. “And I said, ‘You will know it, sooner than I will.’”

Obituary of Richard Sipe, a “Leading Voice on Clergy Sex Abuse.”

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