Church response to abuse scandal seen lacking a clear plan
Catholic World News - April 29, 2010
The Wall Street Journal reports what observant Catholics had long known: that the Church does not have a coordinated strategy for responding to public-relations problems. In the case of the sex-abuse scandal, the Journal notes, the responses have come from different Church organs, often sending different and confusing messages.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our August expenses ($34,135 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: unum -
Apr. 30, 2010 1:37 PM ET USA
The WSJ is concerned that the Church does not have a coordinated strategy for responding to public-relations problems. However, the Catholic laity is concerned that the Church does not have a strategy for making bishops accountable and for moving quickly to remove bishops who are incompetent. That speaks louder than words. Or, in the words of that great philosopher, H. Ross Perot, "Words are plentiful. Deeds are precious."