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The crisis of episcopal governance in Philadelphia | National Catholic Reporter If they can’t get the clergy sex abuse mess right, after all their protestations that they had taken steps to deal with the problem, and all their claims that the Catholic Church was now ahead of the curve on the issue, that our policies …

Credibility gap: Pope needs to answer questions | National Catholic Reporter

We urge this not primarily as journalists seeking a story, but as Catholics who appreciate that extraordinary circumstances require an extraordinary response. Nothing less than a full, personal and public accounting will begin to address the crisis that is engulfing the worldwide church. It is that serious. via Credibility gap: Pope needs to answer questions …

FactCheck.org: Off Base on Sex Ed

FactCheck.org: Off Base on Sex Ed: “A McCain-Palin campaign ad claims Obama’s ‘one accomplishment’ in the area of education was ‘legislation to teach ‘comprehensive sex education’ to kindergarteners.’ But the claim is simply false, and it dates back to Alan Keyes’ failed race against Obama for an open Senate seat in 2004.” (Via FactCheck.org.) It’s …

Sexual abuse victims describe frank meeting with pope – CNN.com

Sexual abuse victims describe frank meeting with pope – CNN.com: “But McDaid said he came away from the meeting feeling that there was real hope that this time the problem would be addressed, with action to follow.” (Via CNN.) I pray to God it does.

Abuse Victims Not Placated by Pope – New York Times

Abuse Victims Not Placated by Pope – New York Times: “At a news conference in Boston organized by a victims’ group, Mr. Costello, who said he was abused by a priest in West Roxbury, Mass., starting when he was 10, said he was shocked that the pope would talk about his own suffering and that …