With the nation's Catholic bishops gathering for a national conference this week, let's hope that they can reach a consensus on how to deal with the continuing problems of past and present sexual abuse of children by priests.
For decade, this was hidden by church hierarchy, and now the moment of truth is upon the American bishops. Some of these bishops may have to look at themselves in the mirror and admit that they were not doing enough to resolve these credible and founded accusations brought against these priests.
The Catholic Church cannot afford any more negativity because of years of denial. No wonder so many Catholics are fed up with the church.