"Very unwise"

By Diogenes (articles - email) | Jul 02, 2004

When Cardinal Law attributed the shuffling of child-molesting priest to bad chancery record-keeping, no other American bishop said that statement was "very unwise?"

When Bishop O'Brien refused to come to the front door to talk with police about his hit-and-run accident, no other American bishop said his actions were "very unwise."

When Archbishop Weakland and Bishop Lynch used Church funds to pay off legal claims brought by male acquaintances, no other bishop said they were "very unwise."

But now one US bishop has committed the unforgivable sin of suggesting that he and his colleagues should exercise some discipline on the Catholic supporters of legalized abortion. And that is enough, at last, to draw criticism from a fellow bishop. How "very unwise!"

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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