We are grateful any time clergy sex crimes and cover ups are publicly discussed. We applaud Bishop Dunn for raising this issue before his fellow church officials.
But we're way past the time for talk. Talk protects no one. Only action protects kids. And until we see action - proven, public, and powerful action - will we begin to believe that just maybe, kids are now safer in the church.
We should never confuse words with deeds. We should never even feel more hopeful because of church officials' words. Kids need us to be vigilant. They need us to keep pushing for real reform, and not settle for comforting promises.