A good, to-the-point editorial from the the National Catholic Register on how scandals in the Church have been exploited. In the same issue, an article giving an update on the subject. It's incredibly scary that they are going after the seal of the Confessional. It doesn't matter that it would violate consciences (or for that matter the First Amendment); there's political hay to be made by politicians. And lawyers. Sigh.
By the by... the register is a good paper... why not subscribe?