Can the bishops get anything right? If events surrounding last month’s U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) meeting were any indication, the answer is no. The bishops’ first mistake was mind-boggling: not to include a public discussion of the sexual-abuse crisis on the agenda of their Saint Louis meeting. Having adopted a charter to deal with the crisis the year before in Dallas, and having established the thirteen-member lay...
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