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Intense debate over handling of abuse scandal ensues at USCCB meeting

November 14, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Robert Barron inquired into the status of the Vatican investigation into ex-Cardinal McCarrick, and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the bishops’ conference, said he did not know. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone recommended additional studies into the relationship between homosexuality and clerical abuse. “It’s part of our deposit of faith that we believe homosexual activity is immoral,” added Bishop Joseph Strickland. “Do we believe the doctrine of the Church or not?”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 14, 2018 12:08 PM ET USA

    2 of the usual dissenters are still in denial: Newark, Miami. I experienced more than my fill of Bush-bashing at national scientific meetings while GW was president. Why should there be Trump-bashing at a meeting of bishops? Cardinal Tobin asked: "if Catholic’s trust in the credibility of their bishops was so easily shattered by the sex abuse crisis, 'what was there before?'" My answer: 40 years of liturgical and catechetical abuse were more obvious to many; these had already killed credibility