Click on the Robinson link especially. It really is a shame that we have the spectacle of bishops embarrassing themselves so publicly and thoroughly thanks, seemingly, to the Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.
Let’s see if I have this straight:
One bishop is given the thankless job of being the front guy on a nation’s priest sex predator crisis. He learns something and writes a book that includes things other bishops find uncomfortable.
They don’t bother to read the book, and worse they criticize and spread outright lies about the contents. Heh.
Lay people know better and come to hear the author speak anyway.
The other bishop, well regarded by Rome and traditional/conservative Catholics worldwide, is caught passing misinformation, then gives a pretty flimsy excuse.
What on earth is the Congregation for Bishops doing anyway? Shuffling the cathedrae and making pretend work as similar numbers of sees remain open.