Isn't the problem larger than secrecy?
Yes, it is. As I say in the book, the abuse of secrecy has a number of cousins -- stonewalling, happy talk, spin, deception, failure to consult, rejection of accountability, things like that. The family resemblance is that, like secrecy, these are all breakdowns in the open, honest communication that ought to be the rule in the communio of the Church.
Also at the family reunion: the brush off, the runaround, feigning umbrage, the blow-up, gaming the system.
(Via a reader)