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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.

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  • 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."

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