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Illinois chief justice: ‘I no longer have faith in the hierarchy’ to address abuse crisis

October 24, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Anne Burke once chaired the US bishops’ National Review Board, which advises the bishops on sexual abuse. Burke said, “Progress has occurred at a glacial pace. Although some initial changes fueled the hope I once had, now, a decade and a half later, I realize that our trust that the bishops would seriously consider our recommendations and act on them was misplaced … It is now clear to me that the Church hierarchy is not capable of policing itself from within.”

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