SUNDAY'S FORUM COVER
In search of redemption
Confession may be good for the soul, but it plays hell with the reputation.
Your voice: Remembering Rose's banishment
More readers' views on Pete Rose

The whole truth can help you clear your conscience
You don't have to be a famous athlete or a wayward politician to get caught in a big lie. Just ask Elecia Battle of Cleveland.
Reader's views:
Hot Corner: Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers

EDITORIALS FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2004
Time for action against killings
Cincinnati council members have proven they can feud for days over how to knock down the city's homicide rate. They can whine that their proposals aren't given proper respect, and vow an almost desperate willingness to try something new, but when do we get specifics?

Church audit only covers the basics
Most Catholic dioceses in the United States are implementing the safeguards against child abusing priests that they promised their members, according to a special audit commissioned by the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops.

OTHER OPINIONS
GUEST COLUMNIST: ROBERT E. JOHNSON
War casualties in Iraq pale in historic terms
What really motivates our politicians and news media to report and distort the news the way they do?

Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor on topics of the day.
Social Security, health care hot topics for readers
2004 Agenda: Taxes, growth among top issues for year

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.

SPECIAL FEATURES
Music Hall Moments
We asked for your favorite memory of Music Hall to help us celebrate its 125th anniversary. Here are several installments of your letters:
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How to contact your congressman
E-mail and Web page links, phone numbers and addresses for Tristate representatives.