We're glad they failed, but Catholic officials at Conception have no business acting in litigation like mean-spirited corporate honchos.
Such hard ball legal tactics hurt victims and children, of course. But they also hurt faithful Catholics, who feel shame when they see their leaders behaving irresponsibly.
The same holds true with the KC diocese and the Fr. McGlynn case. Evidence shows that years ago, they suspected and knew of sexual misconduct by McGlynn. And like Parry, McGlynn has admitted child sex crimes.
So why is the diocese trying to maintain the myth that it only learned of McGlynn's wrongdoing in 2002.
Church officials want this crisis to be over. But it won't be over until kids are protected and the truth is revealed and the deceit finally stops.