Lynne Murphy lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Tue Jun 18 08:30:18 UTC 2002

Barry noted the word 'precrime' the other day.  It seems to have taken hold
in the new US Catholic Bishops' policy on sexual abuse:

(from the AP:)
The new charter reads, "Diocesan policy will provide that for even a single
act of sexual abuse of a minor -- past, present or future -- the offending
priest or deacon will be permanently removed from ministry."

How future acts are determined is not stated, but perhaps they have some
divine assistance.


Dr M Lynne Murphy
Lecturer in Linguistics
Acting Director, MA in Applied Linguistics
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH

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