A bishop accused
Bishop William Skylstad of Spokane, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has been accused by a woman of sexually abusing her over four decades ago, when she was under eighteen and he was in his late twenties. Skylstad denies all charges. Obviously, it’s too early to tell exactly what’s going on, but the AP story contains a curious bit of information about the accuser’s lawyer, Stephen Rubino:
Rubino represented a man who claimed in the early 1990s that he was sexually abused by the late Chicago Cardinal Joseph Bernardin. The case was dropped in 1994 when the man recanted.