Columnist: 10 years after Dallas, US bishops still not held accountable
Catholic World News - June 07, 2012
As the 10th anniversary approaches of the US bishops' famous meeting in Dallas, at which the hierarchy approved a new charter for the handling of sex-abuse complaints, columnist David Gibson notes that the bishops themselves still have not been held accountable for their own mismanagement of the scandal.
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Posted by: AgnesDay -
Jun. 08, 2012 11:21 AM ET USA
I read the article and the comments. They sting like a brand. A whole generation of bishops (probably more) allowed this thing to besmirch Christ's Holy Church. They are passing, thank God; how will the next generation do?
Posted by: unum -
Jun. 07, 2012 10:05 PM ET USA
It is clear that the Dallas accords were about looking good rather than being good. The U.S. Catholic bishops remind me of the U. S. Congress, which is not subject to most of its own decrees either. It is soooo degrading for the ruling class to have to play by the same rules as the "little people".