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To: Desdemona
In addition, why are the actual bishops and cardinals who are guilty of the cover-up not stuck in the spotlight like Groeschel is.

Law had to quit, Weakland was exposed and crawled away in disgrace, and the clock is ticking on many more bishops (like Grahmann in Dallas) who are being raked over the coals daily in their communities. And deservedly so.

Bernardin so far has gotten a pass.

He's dead. And he's been duly ripped by RCF and others with, of course, no opportunity for him to defend himself.

People like Mahoney and Adamac should be in the crosshairs, not men like Groeschel who do Christ's work and take the heat for it.

They are. But Groeschel worked with priests who abused young people. Because of doctor-patient privilege, we will likely never know just how much bishops relied on his recommendations. Yes, the bishops are ultimately responsible. But the "experts" will get dragged into any legal proceedings because they are, after all, experts.

19 posted on 03/06/2003 12:11:20 PM PST by sinkspur
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To: sinkspur
But Groeschel worked with priests who abused young people. Because of doctor-patient privilege, we will likely never know just how much bishops relied on his recommendations.

Hmmmm...I suspect it's more of the seal of the confessional variety, but was he actually involved in the cover-up? Did he actually recommend that abusers be returned to active ministry with children?

Until those two questions can be answered one way or the other, there's no story here.

None of this is going to go public until all parties have passed away.
21 posted on 03/06/2003 12:16:39 PM PST by Desdemona
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