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Dallas: a test case

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | May 02, 2003

Bishop Galante has now confirmed what everyone knew: that he was sent to Dallas 3+ years ago to replace Bishop Grahmann (the latter being eased out because of his appalling handling of the sex-abuse scandal). But Bishop Grahmann decided not to be eased out.

Now what?

This is a test case. What happens when the Vatican asks a bishop to resign, and the bishop refuses? So far, it seems, the answer is: Nothing.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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