Ordinary Catholics must act


The year 2002 was a very bad year for the Catholic Church in the United States. This year could be much worse. California has temporarily lifted the statute of limitations on sexual-abuse cases. Some bishops are engaged in increasingly open efforts to limit the role of the National Review Board that has been appointed to investigate the abuse scandal. Vatican restorationists and their U.S. supporters seem determined to use the crisis to...

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About the Author

David O'Brien is University Professor of Faith and Culture at the University of Dayton.