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The learning curve, cont.

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Apr 26, 2003

Fr. Mankowski's earlier post (below) raises the question again: What happened between the 1950s (when Bishop Brady and Fr. Fitzgerald had the right ideas and the right policies) and the 1980s-1990s (when bishops were routinely protecting perverts)?

Cardinal Law told us that both society and the Church were on a "learning curve" regarding pedophilia. And maybe he's right. But which way does that curve slope?

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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