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Prelates' legacies tainted by scandals

September 13, 2010

John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter reflects on how a scandal can permanently mar the image of a once-influential prelate. In his “fraternity of the disgraced” he lists Cardinal Bernard Law, Archbishop Rembert Weakland, Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, and a likely new member, Cardinal Godfried Danneels.

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  • Posted by: Jim.K - Sep. 13, 2010 11:19 PM ET USA

    If these men were Cops, Firefighters or teachers they would be fired and lose their pensions instead of being "promoted" to Rome or retired with a pension from the Diocese in which they committed their sins and crimes!