Stateside Reaction Robert Siegel talks with Chester Gillis, professor of theology at Georgetown University and author of Roman Catholicism in America. Gillis says the steps announced by U.S. cardinals are significant, and amount to more than just public relations. He says the future of Cardinal Bernard Law, Archbishop of Boston, is likely being discussed behind the scenes and action may come soon. (Gillis' book is published by Columbia University Press, 2000.) (4:15) NPR provides extended coverage of the sexual abuse scandal that has shaken the U.S. church.

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Robert Siegel talks with Chester Gillis, professor of theology at Georgetown University and author of Roman Catholicism in America. Gillis says the steps announced by U.S. cardinals are significant, and amount to more than just public relations. He says the future of Cardinal Bernard Law, Archbishop of Boston, is likely being discussed behind the scenes and action may come soon. (Gillis' book is published by Columbia University Press, 2000.) (4:15) NPR provides extended coverage of the sexual abuse scandal that has shaken the U.S. church.