Michael Paulson of the Boston Globe writes that some Catholic leaders are beginning to complain that the Situation is being over-reported
You can file that song (sung even by Robert Drinan and Andrew Greeley now) under the category "They just don't get it."
What don't they get? Sexual predators in the priesthood is bad enough. Episcopal tolerance of their presence and indifference to victims are not so great either. Finding about the exent of the cover-ups is moving Catholics to ask, Okay...they've lied to us about this horrible thing. They've put our children at risk. What else have they lied to us about?
That's why it's not going away - because those questions aren't going away any time soon.
More on this later. It just ticks me off too much when I've got dinner to serve and a tot clinging to my leg. But you know - I always knew there was this "historic link" between American Catholicism and the Democratic party - I just wasn't aware that it extended to their freakin' Clintonesque rhetoric.