The following report recently appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently refused a request from the Catholic archdiocese in Bridgeport, Conn., seeking to block the release of files on priests accused of sexual abuse. A state court had ordered the release, and the church argued, unsuccessfully, that this would violate its rights under the 1st Amendment. (Roman Catholic Diocesan Corp. vs. New York Times)
WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD THE CHURCH WANT TO HIDE INFORMATION FROM THE AUTHORITIES? ANY AND ALL THE WORK THE CHURCH HAS DONE TO MAKE IT SAFE FOR CHILDREN IS UNDONE BY THE ATTITUDE OF ONE ARCHDIOCESE (OR IS IT MORE THAN ONE?)