Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

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Dear Readers,

Brian Lamb over at C-SPAN got a good chuckle on his morning show a few years ago when this editor was lambasted by scores of callers for saying that most civil servants, including members of Congress, are decent and hardworking.

What brings this to mind are the stories about predatory priests in the Catholic Church who have sexually abused children and young adults. As we noted in last week's INSIGHT (and in this week's "Last Word") this is not the problem of just one denomination. What is perplexing, however, is the failure thus far of the Catholic Church to invoke a zero-tolerance edict. We pray it will come soon, and not just because of likely civil lawsuits and criminal prosecutions.

Victims, and there are many, deserve nothing less than complete candor and assistance to achieve healing--necessary for reconciliation. But we wonder where faithful priests and clergy can go to get back their reputations. The same can be said of good civil servants who are tarnished by the "sins" of a few. …

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