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The missing link

By Diogenes (articles ) | Oct 08, 2003

A Massachusetts priest has been suspended. A young man has been murdered. What's the connection? That's what I'd like to know.

Here's the story. Now, what's missing?

If I were the AP editor, I might have encouraged the reporter to provide a little more explanation of why, if A is suspected of killing B, the bishops responds by suspending C. I might ask the reporter to describe the relationship between A and C.

Oh, wait! The reporter did describe that relationship. My mistake!

Now I have just a little question about style. Why are the words "good friends" in quotes?

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  • Posted by: - Oct. 08, 2003 5:15 PM ET USA

    I, too, was puzzled by the article's vagueness, although there are broad hints in the article. Whatever the explanation is, it can't be good.

  • Posted by: RC - Oct. 08, 2003 12:25 PM ET USA

    Diogenes, could you do us a favor and not use the word "suspended" when the priest has not been suspended? It's a canonical term with a specific meaning, and based on the article you cite, it doesn't apply here. I don't expect the secular press to know the difference, but I do expect writers on cwnews.com to not mislead us with sloppy use of technical terms. Thanks.

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