pot, meet kettle

By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 16, 2005

The news story might have read like this:

FBI officials got the "runaround" from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops when they wanted to know what the bishops' plans were for helping to curb sexual abuse, said the head of the FBI task force.... Even after several conference calls, "the answers were were getting were not clear," said the FBI official.

Actually, the Catholic News Service report read:

Church officials got the "run around" from the Federal Emergency Management Agency when they wanted to know what federal plans were for helping the regions devastated by Hurricane Katrina, said the head of the bishops' hurricane relief task force.... Bishops' conference officials had to engage in several conference calls with the White House ... but still "the answers we were getting were not clear," said Archbishop Fiorenza in a Nov. 15 report to the fall meeting of the U.S. bishops.

After the Katrina-relief disaster, the director of FEMA resigned.

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  • Posted by: - Nov. 17, 2005 10:05 AM ET USA

    Such ironies are completely lost on this group.

  • Posted by: - Nov. 17, 2005 2:44 AM ET USA

    The Archbishop is going after the wrong agency, It's Ted Kennedy who is blocking any aid or help to the Schools in the devestaed areas of the South. But, he's (Kennedy) a sacred cow.....of the Bishops. Paterc

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Nov. 16, 2005 4:45 PM ET USA

    "After the Katrina-relief disaster, the director of FEMA resigned." After the sex abuse scandal, one of the important players got promoted to head the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.