A QUICKER BOOT FOR PREDATORS (Long Island bishop takes his own strong position)

Bishop William Murphy, Long Island's tough-talking Catholic bishop, said he will immediately fire and try to defrock any child-molesting priest he catches - a dramatic change to his diocese's long-standing sex-abuse policy.  The policy revision comes as the Archdiocese of New York agreed to release sex-abuse victims from confidentiality agreements required in civil-case settlements.