The Chicago Tribune featured my guest post about the abuse issue and Holy Week. It's a kind of refined version of my earlier post (you'll recognize some of the phrasing!). Your comments on the Tribune site will be most welcome, especially because this issue tends to inspire people to trot out some pretty lame arguments that really do not bear at all on the situation, its causes and the means to resolve it.
Another post (from the Tribune staff) raises the question, "Should the Vatican repent?" There have already been numerous expressions of regret, shame and, yes, apology, coming from the Pope himself. How else can the "Vatican" repent, if not to enact specific reforms? What do people mean when they continue to ask for "repentance" or "apology"?
Blessed Holy Saturday.