December 13, 2012

I Wish Bishop Finn Would Be Like Barry Goldwater

Bill Tammeus, National Catholic Reporter

I wish at least one of America's Catholic bishops had the courage of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater.

Goldwater had stuck with Richard Nixon all the way through the Watergate scandal until, on Aug. 5, 1974, newly released transcripts revealed a conversation Nixon had six days after the Watergate break-in that showed the president directed the CIA to stop investigating the crime. Stunned by this smoking gun, Goldwater went to the White House to tell Nixon there was no hope for him to remain president and he should resign.

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TAGGED: Sexual Abuse, Catholic Church, Robert Finn

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