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Boston settlement talks

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | May 19, 2003

Suppose you put your house on the market for $125,000, and I made an offer to purchase it at $25,000. Would you say we were close to an agreement? Would you say I was a motivated buyer?

Right. And now you understand why lawyers for sex-abuse victims don't think the Boston archdiocese is ready for an out-of-court solution. They're gearing up for a trial that could make things even uglier than they already are.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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