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Friday, June 20, 2003

Critic of Boston Archdiocese Is Found Face Down in River

You've gotta love that headline (http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/20/national/20ABUS.html). It, deliberately or not, really calls to mind recent comments of Frank Keating, the chair of the national lay review board investigating the extent of sexual abuse within the church, comparing the secretiveness of Catholic church leaders to ''La Cosa Nostra''

These days, the huge outcry over the continued sexual scandals and church coverups of them, as well as the changes in society that reflect a movement of lay opinion away from the hardline precepts of church leaders, threaten to shake traditional organizations to the ground. Where are we going?