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(RNS) The U.S. Catholic bishops' point man on sexual abuse said that the hierarchy's credibility on fixing the problem is "shredded." By David Gibson.

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  1. quoted: “Our credibility on the subject of child abuse is shredded,” Conlon said.

    — For a change Bishop Conlon is right.
    And there is no way that they will ever gain their trust and credibility back until all who have protected and enabled predator clergy, and those who have covered up sex crimes against children are held accountable.
    It is not time to be trying to gain trust back, it is time to start being honest and stop the abuse and cover up.

    Kids still are not safe within this environment, because bishops are still not removing credibly accused predator priests, they still are not contacting the police, and they are still quietly moving them to other locations without making it known to the parishioners or the public.

    Judy Jones, (a relative of many who were sexually abused within the Steubenville diocese)
    SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail.com,
    (SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,)

  2. Aloysia Moss

    Punish ” poor parishes ” by having them under the leadership of disgraced clergy ????

    ” Punish ” hierarchs who would not : ” do right , love justice and walk humbly with their God ” by afflicting the community of a poor parish with their presence ????

    Outrageous .

    This is the same thing as before : e.g. sending criminals to be chaplains at convents .

    Whatever does John Mc Grath’s comment mean ?