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A gentle suggestion to the Holy See

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Jun 18, 2003

Next time an American bishop offers his resignation, accept it.

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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  • Posted by: - Jun. 18, 2003 9:05 PM ET USA

    wf is really a master of understatement!

  • Posted by: - Jun. 18, 2003 2:25 PM ET USA

    Another (somewhat less) gentle suggestion: Announce the acceptance of several resignations that haven't been offered.