Parts of comments by Newswise founder Roger Johnson in a posting on PRwise group on

“Today’s article in the Washington Post ( ) said, “Now the church is mounting a massive public relations offensive against such allegations and against the continuing barrage of media reports and investigations.

“Even if the Pope is not personally culpable for anything, his institution screwed up, and the buck stops with him. He shows his colors by going on the attack rather than taking responsibility. An apology is insufficient for some errors. Amends need to be made. A few Hail Marys won’t cut it.

“This is not a PR issue.”

I say, amen to that…