Catholic Culture Dedication
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present tense

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jun 01, 2005

Bishop Symons is living a life of liberty and comfort. Bishop Dupre is living a life of liberty and comfort. Bishop Dan Ryan is living a life of liberty and comfort. Bishop Kendrick Williams is living a life of liberty and comfort. Bishop Joseph Hart is living a life of liberty and comfort. Archbishop Weakland is living a life of liberty and comfort. But CNS reports that the USCCB will introduce revisions to its "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" at its meeting later this month.

In the charter, revisions are far more extensive, but the substantive thrust remains the same. Throughout, future verbs are changed to the present tense -- for example, "will have" becomes "is to have" -- reflecting the fact that these are no longer a set of promises to fulfill, but actions and policies that are, or ought to be, in place already across the nation.

That'll strike horror into the hearts of perps. Feel safer yet?

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