WESTON, Mass. — Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, visiting
the epicenter of the church sex abuse crisis for the first time since he was
named head of a panel reviewing church policy, said Friday the church hierarchy
should embrace reform groups such as Voice of the Faithful. [Full
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I have always respected Gov. Keating in his role of Governor of Oklahoma but
he is seeming to be more and more a loose cannon as head of the sex abuse panel.
His statements have reflected a us against them philosophy, lay against clerics.
He has moved from head of a advisory panel to head of an adversarial
The church can only benefit from debate with
lay groups, reformers, critics and others, he said.
True debate in
the context of church teaching can be beneficial, but VOTF does not truly speak
to this context; regardless of public statements made to the contrary. Would the
church truly benefit from debates with Call to Action, CCFC, and other groups
that are “chock full o’ nuts”? Mr. Keating please do your homework before
opening your mouth. All of this only goes to further prove G.K. Chesterton’s
maxim “The reformer is always right about what is wrong. He
is generally wrong about what is right.”