Zero Tolerance?

Did the bishops go too far?

 

A reluctant yes

 

As anticipated, media coverage of sexual abuse by clergy seems to be cresting, at least to some degree. However, the crisis remains one of tragic proportions and should receive the attention of church officials for the foreseeable future. Priests who were identified, evaluated, and punished years ago are crying foul, calling the bishops’ zero-tolerance policy flawed. Stories of priests who...

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The Reverend Kenneth Lasch is pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, Mendham, New Jersey.

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