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that noise you heard...

By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 31, 2005

... was a crack in the protective wall set up by lawyers for the Los Angeles archdiocese to prevent disclosure of how Church leaders handled sex-abuse complaints.

Cardinal Mahony and his legal team have been fighting tooth and nail to shore up the legal defenses in southern California. Just one break could be disastrous. It took one Massachusetts judge, opening one set of depositions, to wreak havoc on the Archdiocese of Boston.

We now know all too well what happens when just one levee gives way.

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  • Posted by: Canismater - Sep. 01, 2005 8:59 AM ET USA

    As we are learning from the nature of fluid dynamics in New Orleans it can be very dangerous to the foundations of the city built in a valley when you break the dykes. It remains to be seen what that means in the spiritual world, although it’s obvious it’ll have similar consequences, and what happens when all you do is expose them. It'll be worth watching for other cities built in a similar way.

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