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not a single expression of outrage

By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | Feb 27, 2004

"Both reports are highly critical of the bishops and church officials, and the Review Board's report singles out a few by name. Among them are Cardinal Bernard F. Law, who resigned his post as archbishop of Boston as a result of the scandal; Cardinal Edward M. Egan of New York for failing in his former post as bishop of Bridgeport, Conn., to remove a priest with a developing pattern of accusations; and Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles for resisting grand jury subpoenas that sought church files on accused priests. The review board's report on the causes of the crisis said that board members could not find a single expression of outrage in church correspondence from a supervising bishop about any priest that the bishops knew had been accused of abuse."

--New York Times

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  • Posted by: - Feb. 28, 2004 1:23 AM ET USA

    The bitter fruits of Vatican II used to be confined to the destruction of churches and schools, the liturgy and theology ... now the fruits have taken on human flesh and carry clipboards to meetings of working groups. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 27, 2004 7:56 PM ET USA

    As I've said before elsewhere, it would be really refreshing to see just one priest or Bishop step forward and openly admit to all that has transpired and in genuine contrite humility, beg forgiveness and promise authentic repentance. But that I'm afraid won't happen within earshot of a secular press. But it sure would go along way in healing the wideing rift between the lay faithful and their wayward clergy. Once trust has been broken it takes quite a bit of work to bring it back.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Feb. 27, 2004 10:00 AM ET USA

    Cardinal Mahony. Just in time for Lent. It looks as if the City of Angels' time of mortification has just begun. Let us pray.

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