In the wake of the scandals rocking the bishops and cardinals, Catholics in the US can now breathe a sigh of relief, as our intrepid prelates are on the job! Why, just today Cardinal Wuerl called for a panel to investigate such allegations of bishops! And just whom does Wuerl suggest should be members of this sterling panel? Why, bishops, of course! This panel would operate under the authority of (trumpets and drum rolls please), the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops! Who else? What could possibly go right with such an arrangement? /sarc
Seriously! How stupid and naive does Wuerl think we are? We haven't forgotten that his good buddy and immediate predecessor is the one whose stench set off our alarms. Moreover, we also understand that Wuerl has his own troubling history from his days in Pittsburgh. His suggestion is analogous to Frank James suggesting that he set watch over his brother Jesse. So either Wuerl thinks we're idiots or he really doesn't take the matter seriously at all - or maybe both.
By the way.. Let's say that some similar panel were set up in Argentina. Wanna bet how that good-old-boy outfit would address this one?
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