From the LA Times:
Catholic authorities claim that the archbishop probably never saw the argument, leaving defense against the woman's claim to his lawyers. I'm perfectly ready to believe this. And the lawyers had a job to do: save the diocese from paying out money.
Problem is, that's so ordinary. And the US Catholic church is welcome to use conventional secular methods of protecting itself -- but if it does so, it loses any special claim to stand outside conventional secular society and pontificate about whether a woman should be forced to bear a child she cannot care for or who I should be allowed to marry.
Oddly, this dyke really doesn't want to loathe the Roman Church. It is just another a human institution; it carries the ordinary flaws of all human institutions within it, despite claiming to speak for eternity as well. That's exactly what I understand Jesus to have done -- be human. Being a person, he did it better than institutions can, thus showing us God. And he certainly avoided signing on with the lawyers.