Quis custodit

By Diogenes (articles - email) | Mar 04, 2005

As the editor noted yesterday, citing John Allen's story in the National Catholic Reporter,the Vatican has been named as defendant in an American sex-abuse lawsuit. The plaintiff argues that Vatican officials failed to exercise proper supervision over US bishops.

Mark Chopko, attorney for the US bishops' conference, comments:

"The idea that the Holy See is managing directly all these activities of the church is not well-taken," he said. "Supervision of clergy is vested directly with the local bishops, and nowhere else."

True. But who’s in charge of supervising the bishops?

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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