Deal Hudson, editor of Crisis magazine, has his new e-letter out. In it he talks about the Frank Keating resignation and recounts a talk he had with him.
One of the great difficulties of the job, he told me, was walking the fine line between working with the bishops and still holding them accountable to change. “The challenge for me,” he said, “was to have the appropriate level of umbrage and outrage so the changes we need would be made.”
It’s definitely a tricky situation: Keating was hired by the very people he was supposed to be overseeing. How do you tell your boss that he’s not doing a very good job without being fired yourself?