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Pope Francis dodges sex abuse scandal — again

Pope Francis dodges sex abuse scandal — again

In a letter to the U.S. Bishops about the sexual abuse scandals, the Pope discussed his proposed response which would focus on discernment, unity and a “change in our mind-set” (“Pope addresses sex abuse, calls for unity in letter to US bishops,” Jan. 4). That sounds interesting to say the least.

According to the dictionary, discernment means “perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding.” Perception means “the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses.” So far, at...