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The L.A. Times does Longform on a topic that actually matters

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Ralph Smith, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Ralph Smith

    Ralph Smith New Member

    On the local Archbishop's struggles to properly deal with the priest abuse scandal.


    Slightly more worth your time than Tim freaking Tebow.
  2. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

  3. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    "Thank you much," the falsely modest longform writer said repeatedly on Twitter afterward.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Is it worth more of time than a feature on Daniel Chase's girlfriend?
  5. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    This was an excellent overview and good information on the whole issue -- just a good read.

    I don't ask this as a sympathizer. I wonder, though, what difference this report will make to the actual problem?

    Despite Mahoney's efforts to keep the issue from becoming public, I wonder if anyone else really would have handled it any differently? Is anyone else actually handling it any differently, even now? Something tells me the issue hasn't just gone away just because Mahoney is no longer the archbishop of Los Angeles. I wonder what his successor is thinking/doing about it all.

    I guess I don't really see Mahoney as the problem. He was just the one stuck with the problem, and was at a loss as to what to really do about it, given its apparent scope, which I don't think anyone could have been prepared for.

    Would changing church tradition and policies by allowing regular sexual relations, marriage and families to priests to be sanctioned and widely accepted do anything to alleviate the apparent tendency toward child molestation that seems to exist?

    I don't know. What really is the root cause? I would have liked to see more of these issues dealt with in the series.
  6. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    No dead Irish writers invoked. Check.
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