Monday, March 04, 2002

The conventional wisdom is that Cardinal Law has not resigned from his post as Archbishop of Boston becuase he "doesn't get it."

I propose an alternatvie theory -- Law has taken a vow to lead his Church. He clearly has failed at addressing the pdophilia problem, but feels compelled, perhaps even called to continue to lead the Church through this, and make up for the damage he has done.

I still think he ought to resign, as his mere presence suggests that we in the Church are not serious about fixing this problem, but I understand why he has not.
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