If this is how the Church reacts to allegations against Dr. George Reardon, a lay member of a Catholic institution, imagine what kind of lengths it would go to in protecting one of its criminal priests.
An impact of the internet you might not have realized -- the ways in which it's used to manipulate what happens in courtrooms. The manipulations are legal. It's up to you to decide if they are ethical.
We should never lose sight of the plight of illegal aliens, driven by the desire to provide better for their families. But at the same time, they must admit they are in a situation of their own making.
Am I a Pollyanna to think that maybe the hard economic times we've all gone through the last couple of years resulted a communal feeling fighting the same common enemy, and we're less likely now to victimize our fellow survivors?