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    "The sexual abuse of children was outrageous," he said. "The cover-up, the subsequent cover-up, though, is what I think fundamentally disappoints and hurts so many of us, inside and outside the Church. Because we recognize that there has not been the type of far-reaching efforts to both identify what went wrong and what was the mindset that actually cannot admit, 'We made a mistake.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    Quote from VOA news:
    "The sexual abuse of children was outrageous," he said. "The cover-up, the subsequent cover-up, though, is what I think fundamentally disappoints and hurts so many of us, inside and outside the Church. Because we recognize that there has not been the type of far-reaching efforts to both identify what went wrong and what was the mindset that actually cannot admit, 'We made a mistake.'
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    What does "far-reaching efforts "mean?
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    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/far-reaching

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    Default Re: far-reaching efforts

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I know what "far-reaching" means.I just don't know what " far-reaching efforts" means.

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    Default Re: far-reaching efforts

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    I know what "far-reaching" means.I just don't know what " far-reaching efforts" means.
    I'll assume you also know what an effort is then. You can ignore the plural "efforts" - the meaning is the same.
    "The Church needs to make a far-reaching effort to identify what went wrong."
    A far-reaching effort, in this sense, is an effort that is far-reaching.
    The efforts that the Church has made so far have not been far-reaching enough. The efforts haven't reached far enough (eg. to the Pope, to the Bishops concerned).
    "Not far-reaching enough" means not deep or extensive enough. Too shallow; not seriously investigative. The Church isn't trying. Their efforts are inadequate in terms of reach and depth.
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