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I think maybe he gets it!

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Jun 21, 2003

In St. Louis, the Boston Herald cornered a few bishops to ask them what a new archbishop could do in Boston. The resulting article contained two noteworthy replies. First this from Archbishop Michael Sheehan, who has just been named temporary administrator of the Phoenix diocese:
Sheehan said a bishop taking over a traumatized diocese needs to: ``apologize,'' settle lawsuits, offer counseling and give parents absolute assurance that no priest who abused even one child is in their midst. At the same time, the bishop should lead local Catholics toward ``focusing on the work of the church,'' he said.
Notice anything missing there?

Then here's a different view:

Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, the leader of the Milwaukee archdiocese and a prelate whose name has emerged recently as a possible successor to Law, said steering the church into the future will require restoring ``spiritual'' matters to supremacy. All the bishops need to embrace ``humility,'' Dolan said.

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  • Posted by: - Jun. 26, 2003 4:52 PM ET USA

    Say it again, Archbishop Dolan, but say it LOUDER !

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