But it is fair to say that, just as the Catholic Church may have been a bleak example of how not to respond to this tragedy in the past, the Church is now a model of what to do.Surely, then, it is fair for even someone not from Missouri to say show me the organizations that acknowledge they have modeled their response on that of the Catholic Church.
He goes on,
... Paul McHugh, an international scholar on this subject at Johns Hopkins University, remarked, “Nobody is doing more to address the tragedy of sexual abuse of minors than the Catholic Church.”Actually, just in the Milwaukee Catholic Herald, you'll find Dr. McHugh's words quoted or referred to in articles with these headlines.
That, of course, is another headline you’ll never see.
State bishops oppose legislation to repeal statute of limitationsAssuming bishops keep repeating the McHugh talking point to reassure us, rather than themselves, it's not working. It leaves the impression they have nothing else to back up what they say.
Archbishop offers encouragement, despite challenging times
Church cannot let up in fight against sexual abuse of young
The church responds and endures
(via Whispers in the Loggia)
P.S. There's more on Dr. McHugh at the Office of Media Relations of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.