Belief Beat

Updated at 1 p.m. EST to add NCR interview with Archbishop Chaput.

It’s been a tough year for the Catholic Church in Philadelphia, where the pesky clergy abuse revelations just won’t go away. But now Cardinal Justin Rigali — due to reaching age 75 and/or the way the scandal has festered — is retiring, and Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver is heading to the City of Brotherly Love to turn things around:

I wonder if Chaput will talk to the New York Times again now? Perhaps he won’t be so defensive as the new sheriff in town… or maybe he’ll be more defensive.

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