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"If the abused children had only stayed in the embryo stage, then maybe ardently pro-life Catholics would be storming the church doors"

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Another L.A. Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:

Re "Trying to make sense of it all," Feb. 4

As disturbing as I find the information being released from the Los Angeles Archdiocese's priest personnel files, what I find even more disturbing is the apparent lack of outrage in the form of massive demonstrations at the downtown cathedral and at parishes across L.A.

If the abused children had only stayed in the embryo stage, then maybe ardently pro-life Catholics would be storming the church doors demanding more than empty "sorry, we got caught" apologies from Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and even his successor, Archbishop Jose Gomez, who worked to block the release of these files the moment he arrived in Los Angeles.

Bill Cranham

La Quinta

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Fox News' Greg Burke Joins Vatican Communications Staff

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Honestly, could this be more perfect? The guy is just stepping from one virtual reality to another, nothing but spin in either one.

Greg Burke has left Fox News Channel, where he’s been a Rome-based correspondent since 2001, and is joining the Vatican’s communications staffas a senior advisor.

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“There are more than a billion Catholics, and you have the Vatican here,” he told TVNewser at the time. “You’re always going to have some news out of the Vatican.”

Now Burke will be switching roles, helping the Church with communications strategy.

“I’m a bit nervous but very excited. Let’s just say it’s a challenge,” he tells the AP.  “You’re shaping the message, you’re molding the message, and you’re trying to make sure everyone remains on-message. And that’s tough.”

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