Setting a Narrow Table

Papal hagiographer George Weigel (Witness to Hope) recently gave an interview to Beliefnet.com on the church’s sexual-abuse crisis. Not surprisingly, no mention was made of John Paul II’s possible misjudgments or mismanagement in appointing or promoting most of the bishops who have, even according to Weigel, handled the scandal so ineptly. No, the cause of the scandal is...

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