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Theater: ‘Doubt’
leong@lakevillejournal.com

How prescient John Patrick Shanley was in “Doubt,” his 2004 Pulitzer- and Tony-award winning play. He tackled the Roman Catholic Church’s problems with child sex abuse, racism, subjugation of women — here the nuns who teach in Church schools — and indeed the individual versus the establishment. Regularly, now, church officials are arrested, and some are convicted of abuse, while the Vatican plans new controls on American nuns, who are not demonstrating proper obedience to the male hierarchy.

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