Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the pending resignation of Frank Keating as Chairman of the National Review Board; the panel was appointed to address sex abuse by priests and diocesan reforms.  Here is the text of Donohue’s remarks:

“Frank Keating’s motives are sincere but his incendiary language has impaired the credibility of the panel.  Had he simply said that some bishops have been stonewalling, there would have been no public outcry.  But by using invective—comparing some bishops to the Mafia—Keating undermined his objectivity.  His colleagues on the panel are understandably upset: once they become the focus of attention, their oversight abilities are considerably weakened.  Thus, Frank Keating was left with no other choice but to resign.”

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