newspaper editorial on Bishop Trautman

By Jeff Ziegler ( articles ) | Dec 07, 2003

From today's Erie Times-News:

If you haven't noticed, the bishop is mad at us. Bishop Donald Trautman of the Catholic Diocese of Erie doesn't like it when the newspaper reports on stories that reflect badly on the Catholic Church or on him. He would prefer that we forget the sexual abuse charges against the priests. Forget the scandals. Perhaps, even forget the victims.

The problem is -- we can't. His reaction? I'm not talking to you anymore. And I won't let any priests write their religious columns for you to read in this paper, either. Basically, he's taking his ball, or in this case, his priests, and going home.

He calls it a "conspiracy." We call it doing our job....

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