Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 11:39:46 EDT
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: is...is (variation on a theme)
A slightly different version, contributed by the mother of three sex-abuse
victims commenting on a Texas monsignor's reaction to a verdict awarding
$120,000,000 in finding the Catholic diocese in Dallas responsible for failing
to stop a priest from abusing a large number of altar boys. Msgr. Robert
Rehkemper complained that it was really the boys' parents who were responsible
because they had failed to notice the abuse, and therefore must not have been
particularly concerned about their children...
"You can't even say he's in denial", said Gail Pawlik, the mother of
three victims. "It's a profound arrogance, is what we're dealing with."
--N.Y. Times, 8/9/97, p. 5