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In the days since the Vatican released its long-awaited revised canon law standards addressing how clergy abuse cases should be handled, the uproar has shifted from disappointed victims groups (who feel the revisions don’t go far enough) to outraged feminists and others offended that the ordination of a woman is included among the church’s most serious crimes — along with raping children. (It’s not quite so simple, but can we at least agree that this a ridiculously poor PR move?)

Some of the negative reactions, including quite a few from National Catholic Reporter:

And in the Vatican’s defense:

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