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So what are we supposed to believe?

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Jun 03, 2003

"To suggest a coverup is just plain false." That's what Bishop O'Brien told reporters in Phoenix in a spin-control news conference last night.

The news conference was held after Bishop O'Brien signed a statement admitting to a coverup.

So which is it: Was Bishop O'Brien being dishonest when he signed the statement, or when he spoke to the press? It's got to be one or the other. It can't be neither. But I suppose it could be both.

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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