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Who's running this circus, anyway??

By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | May 01, 2003

Interesting, from the Star Ledger of New Jersey. Archbishop Myers is troubled by Kathleen McChesney's work. People have commented on the composition of the bishops' sexual abuse review board, often in puzzlement. It looks very clear to me that the members of the USCCB are far from being on the same page when it comes to tackling sexual abuse issues. Exactly who would you say is exercising de facto leadership of the Church in this country?

"Newark Archbishop John J. Myers has delivered a stern rebuke to the woman charged by U.S. Catholic bishops to assess church reform in the wake of the priest sex-abuse scandal, saying her actions have perplexed a number of bishops. Myers' remarks came in a letter declining an invitation to attend an upcoming meeting of a reform-minded group of Catholics, Voice of the Faithful. Kathleen McChesney, executive director of the Bishops' Office of Youth and Child Protection in Washington D.C., is scheduled to speak at the group's meeting May 13 in Little Falls. McChesney, once the third-highest official at the FBI, was hired in November by a national panel of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "I have met with Dr. Kathleen McChesney," Myers wrote to a member of Voice of the Faithful April 21. "I can only say that her decisions and the conduct of her office leave more than a few Bishops for whom she technically works in a state of perplexity."

http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/index.ssf?/base/news-8/1051771081268421.xml

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