“After a lot of slipping away,” O’Malley said, Catholics are beginning to return to the church. He had no figures to share, but said he had heard anecdotally from pastors that pews are filling up again
Ah - that explains it. He's getting all his information from anecdotes.
Would that be the same anecdote system Bishop McManus was relying upon to tell him about the anectodes at the sex store in California?
I'm pretty sure that's the same information technology system that landed Cardinal Law in front of a Grand Jury.
Aware that young people, the future of the church, were the persons most injured by abusive priests in years past, the archbishop said he is determined to focus on adolescents and young adults.
That would be the Jack Connors/Janet Eisner/Mary Jane England/Larry Kessler Safe Touching Private Parts focus?