We all know that, since their June 2002 meeting in Dallas, the US bishops have been in the forefront of the battle to protect children from molestation.
We know that, because they've told us so. Repeatedly.
So isn't it odd that, in a year-end survey of legal developments on the child-abuse front, a legal scholar doesn't mention the bishops' positive contributions?
Oh, don't worry. The bishops' approach draws plenty of mention. Just not positive mention.
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Jan. 02, 2005 7:44 PM ET USA
Everybody knows that talk is cheap and that action speaks louder than words. Let's see the Bishops knowilngly oversaw the priests who sodomized lilttle boys, but the laity, most of whom have their own children, who still wish to "serve" the Church in the parishes must undergo FBI fingerprinting and background checks. Yeah, I'm convinced.
Posted by: -
Dec. 31, 2004 1:19 PM ET USA
Obviously a result of a long-standing bias against self-congratulatory, self-promoting company men in clerical garb. Quick let's all rally 'round our bishops and steadfastly defend their Careers. C'mon everybody...Wait, why aren't you coming...?