If anyone should know how to speak to the public with a human touch, you would think religious leaders would have it down pat. But as the Roman Catholic Church struggles with yet another sex abuse scandal - this one directly involving an American cardinal, Theodore McCarrick, whose egregious behavior led him to resign in disgrace - the hierarchy's handling of the matter is making some wonder if any public relations lessons were truly taken to heart during the previous debacles.
"When the bishops make statements, it is clear that they have all been lawyered," says a British moral theologian and editor of a major Catholic weekly. "Trouble is, the lawyers remove any trace of humanity too." Courtesy The Catholic Herald.