Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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 January expenses ($20,175 to go):
$35,000.00 $14,824.70
58% 42%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • 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."

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Church Fathers: St. Polycarp and St. Papias 15 hours ago
On News Both Good and Fun January 23
Guess who thinks Pope Francis shouldn't give so many interviews? January 23
A rare “win” in the Venerable League: Laity 4, Priests and Religious 3 January 23
The Didache Bible Is Here January 21

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12