The steps that U.

The steps that U.S. bishops of the Roman Catholic Church took one year ago to address a sexual abuse scandal were certain to provoke charges that the bishops had gone too far–or not far enough. When they adopted a policy on dealing with pederast clerics and appointed a lay national review board to monitor their actions, the bishops knew they wouldn’t please everyone, But as the bishops prepare for their semiannual meeting this week in St. Louis, the prospect for lasting progress looks bleaker than in 2002.