I am actually refreshed by the spirited defense here. However, when I said a "terse statement", I did not just mean "Temporary Leave of Absence". I meant that along with a short explaination such as the one given in the eventual official communique. Furthermore, sixteen hours is a long time in the cyber-news cycle of today. But my hunch is that alot was going on behind the scenes related to this whole thing, and that for the good of the Church the delay occured. I stand possibly corrected; time will tell of the true nature of this leave of absence. Whatever the case, I pray that clarity and healing comes to all of us who are affected by this.