the missing word
By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 28, 2005
A Texas prosecutor has decided not to press charges against Church leaders in Dallas, because a grand jury "found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing on the part of the diocese or its officials."
Bishop Charles Grahmann quickly released a statement: "I am pleased that the investigation has been concluded and the findings confirm our position that there has been no wrongdoing by the Diocese of Dallas or its officials in reporting cases of child abuse."
Notice the difference between the two statements?
The district attorney said there was no criminal wrongdoing. There is another court.
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Posted by: Gil125 -
Jun. 29, 2005 7:10 PM ET USA
Actually, there are at least a couple of other courts. In addition to the Court Diogenes probably had in mind, there's the court of public opinion. The rest of the world recognizes the difference that his Grace doesn't. And, as a subset of that, there's the court of Catholic public opinion---including those who, alas for them as well as the rest of us in the Body of Christ, vote with their feet.
Posted by: -
Jun. 29, 2005 10:36 AM ET USA
Another difference is that the grand jury found no "evidence" of criminal wrongdoing. That doesn't mean evidence doesn't exist, just that they did not find it. Perhaps Bishop Grahmann's shredder was working overtime.