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Former USCCB president recalls ‘my friend and brother bishop, Bernie’

December 22, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop William Skylstad, now 83, served as president of the US bishops’ conference from 2004 to 2007. He wrote, “I would hope that at this moment of [Cardinal Law’s] death there would be a spirit of taking seriously what forgiveness is all about and how radically the command of the Lord to forgive can be very challenging especially when anger, trauma, bitterness and dashed expectations are involved.”

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