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By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Dec 31, 2004

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.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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