EDITORIALS FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2003
Northern Kentucky: Diocese lawsuit
Claims that the judge hearing the class action against the Catholic Diocese of Covington is a close friend of a consultant for the plaintiffs threaten to overwhelm the real issues of the lawsuit. The suit has been filed on behalf of people claiming priests in the diocese sexually abused them.

Thumbs Up: St. X's Steve Rasso
Even in a town as rich in high school football luminaries as Cincinnati, Steve Rasso has been a standout. This week, Rasso announced his coaching retirement after 26 seasons leading the St. Xavier Bombers. It marks the end of a local sports era. As one colleague, La Salle coach Tom Grippa, put it, "I think we're losing a coaching legend in Cincinnati."

Thumbs up: Happy ending
Last week we gave a "thumbs down" to the dastardly folks who found the Dishon family's lost dog and then mailed the rightful owners $100 and kept the pooch.

SUNDAY'S FORUM COVER
Coming home to share in Cincinnati's future
Editor's note: Greater Cincinnati native Margaret Buchanan returned to her hometown last May after a 16-year absence to become president and publisher of The Enquirer. In the keynote speech at Friday's 2003 Business Summit of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, she described her vision for the community's future. The following is an excerpted version of that speech.
Hot corner: Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers

OTHER OPINIONS
GUEST COLUMNIST - NORMAN J.W. GODA
America's noble mission
Anyone attacked by dogs instantly understands the canine mentality better than canines understand themselves. Rabbi Haleva, shaken after al-Qaida car bombs ripped through two Istanbul synagogues, one during a bar mitzvah, quickly understood his attackers as well.

Readers' Views
Letters to the editor.

CRISIS IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Survivors network: It's time to get an accounting
David Clohessy is the national director of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests). Clohessy said a priest molested him and his brothers as children, and that one of his brothers grew up to become a priest who is also a sexual abuser.

Voice of the Faithful: Seeking changes
Jim Muller, a physician who battled nuclear weapons, has turned his attention to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. He is a founder and former president of Voice of the Faithful, one of several grassroots, lay organizations formed in the wake of the clergy sex abuse in the Church.

GUEST COLUMNIST - NAN FISCHER
'Voices' hope to empower laity
One response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis, which is currently erupting in the Catholic Church in Cincinnati, has been the development of a national organization called Voice of the Faithful (VOTF). Currently there are more than 30,000 members and 181 affiliates across the United States.

ENQUIRER EDITORIAL
Speak out now
So far at least 10 former students have filed suit alleging sexual abuse at the hands of former Elder High School Principal Lawrence Strittmatter.

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