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Will bishops address sexual abuse scandal?

Archbishop William E. Lori has a bully pulpit in the Catholic Church and easy access to one in the public media (“Baltimore archbishop outlines path toward reform and renewal in the Catholic Church,” Nov. 9). Victims of clerical sexual abuse have neither. It would be more helpful and healing if...

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  • Sun endorsement: Frosh for attorney general

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