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A perfect storm

Religion is almost never the problem. It's the fact that humans suffer from all-too-human shortcomings that create the scandals, the pain, and the desertion from faith.

By Garrison Wynn | April 8, 2010; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

A job like no other

The papacy exists on a level that no other positioncan come close to approximating. It's unique. Which leads to a but undeniable truth: The church moves at a different speed. It moves like a glacier.

By Misti Burmeister | April 7, 2010; 04:42 PM ET | Comments (2)

Begin the healing

This is the perfect occasion for the Catholic leadership to acknowledge the wrong of the past and move forward with the godly scriptural approach to those who have done wrong.

By Jean Crowder Drummond | April 7, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Via Dolorosa

Unless church officials show they understand what happened to children, the church will continue to wander in the forest of accusation, anger and erosion of moral authority.

By Patricia McGuire | April 7, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

First, face the facts

The Church must regain trust by putting the bad news on the table, taking responsibility, answering questions and then, finally, moving on.

By Jan Scruggs | April 7, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

A leader's tightrope

The pope's essential challenge is a common one among leaders: How much change does the system need and, frankly, how much change can it withstand?

By Hile Rutledge | April 7, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

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