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New USCCB president would welcome meeting with Biden, stands by comments on homosexuality and abuse crisis

November 17, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: The new president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, said at a press conference that his predecessor, Archbishop José Gomez, had a “great desire” to meet with President Biden and that he would welcome a meeting with Biden as well.

In 2018, Archbishop Broglio wrote that “there is no question that the crisis of sexual abuse by priests in the USA is directly related to homosexuality.” Asked for additional comment at the press conference, he said, “I think it is certainly an aspect of the sexual crisis that can’t be denied. And that’s certainly not to point a finger at anyone, but I think it would be naïve to suggest that there’s no relationship between the two.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 18, 2022 1:24 PM ET USA

    What did he say? That there is a relationship between clerical abuse of boys and homosexuality? What? What? If he actually wrote/said this, then he is contradicting every report on clerical abuse commissioned by the USCCB, every VIRTUS 3-hour training session in the country, countless statements by Western prelates and priests that vehemently deny such a relationship. If true, does it mean that VIRTUS and similar training will have to be rewritten, newfound respect for the Ruth Institute, etc.?