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First appeared on 02/05/2013. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.
Phil Lawler has, with detailed knowledge, been waiting a long time for the buck to stop with the American bishops. So Phil was elated when Archbishop Gomez stripped Cardinal Mahony of his ecclesial responsibilities in Los Angeles.
This is an important step in owning responsibility for the scandal. I try to explain why in Cardinal Mahony's Therapeutic Excuses. But there are many related considerations which color our judgment. I enumerate a dozen of these in Sexual Abuse: Confusing Circumstances, Same Conclusion.
So we have a step forward in the Church, but Western society as a whole continues to drift. Legislatures in two nations approved same-sex marriage in the last few days:... [more content for subscribers]