The learning curve, cont.
By Diogenes (articles ) | April 15, 2003 3:26 PM
Boston's archdiocesan newspaper, the Pilot, is singing that old song again. In an editorial comment on the Pulitzer Prize awarded to the Boston Globe for its coverage of the sex-abuse scandal, the Pilot points out some of the issues that the Globe did not cover. Among them is this familiar gem:
The bishops' understanding of and response to the problem evolved over time, very much in the same way society as a whole came to understand the issue.
What is it that "society as a whole" did not understand until the last few years? That children should be protected from rapists? That criminal activity should be prosecuted? Or that bishops sometimes lie?
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