Verbatim. (News: signs of the times).
-- Boston College theologian Lisa Sowle Cahill in a New York Times editorial, March 6, 2002
"The church reacted as institutions often do -- as Enron did -- and that is to deny, to delay, to dissemble, to fool themselves into thinking that all was well."
-- Author Eugene Kennedy, on the Boston Archdiocese's handling of the Geoghan case (Newsweek, March 4, 2002)
"Should celibacy continue to be a normative condition for the diocesan priesthood in the Western (Latin) Church? If celibacy were optional, would there be fewer scandals of this nature in the priesthood?"
--An unsigned editorial in The Pilot, Boston's archdiocesan newspaper, March 15, 2002
"I don't know why any Catholic would give $5 to the church as it is now."
--Columnist Jimmy Breslin (New York Newsday, March 14, 2002)
"It's not a question of a few bad apples in the barrel. It's a question of the barrel itself,"
--Notre Dame theologian Father Richard McBrien, (Reuters, March 10, 2002)
"I think it's too little, too late."
--Los Angeles parishioner commenting on how the church has handled the scandal (Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2002)
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|Title Annotation:||priest child abuse scandals|
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|Date:||May 1, 2002|
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