Sexual Reeling

How the Register blew the Orange Diocese sex-abuse story

"Some readers will ask why The Orange County Register is publishing an article about something that occurred more than 10 years ago, particularly when one of the individuals involved is a priest who has the respect and honor of his parishioners," wrote Anderson at the time. "In fact, the decision to publish this story was not made lightly or quickly."

Anderson went as far as writing a letter to then-Orange Bishop Norman McFarland informing him about the upcoming Lenihan article, a move that, Anderson wrote, "the bishop chose to attack . . . rather than address the facts of the case and answer questions that would help you understand how the church deals with matters such as this."

The same could be said for the Registertoday.

Hear Gustavo on why you should worship the Virgin of Guadalupe even if you're not Mexican or Catholic this Friday on NPR'sDay to Day.

GARELLANO@OCWEEKLY.COM

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