After Bishops’ Meeting: Where Things Stand on Sexual Abuse Crisis

Now that the dust has settled on the U.S. bishops’ fall meeting in Baltimore, Md. – which was keenly anticipated in the run-up, and which turned out to be massively anti-climactic in the aftermath – it’s time to take preliminary stock of where things stand in the bishops’ efforts to respond to the clerical sexual abuse crisis.

Vatican Delays US Bishops’ Vote on Sex Abuse Crisis

In what was expected to be a dramatic show of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) fight against clerical sex abuse, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, USCCB president, announced that the Holy See had requested a delay on such measures until after a Vatican summit on the scandal next February.

USCCB Hopes to Get to Root of Cardinal McCarrick Scandal

As the U.S. Bishops’ Conference met for the second day of their fall general assembly, the case of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick emerged as a unifying concern, in a conference otherwise fragmented in its response to the clerical sexual abuse crisis.

U.S. Bishops Told Response to Abuse Crisis is ‘Incomplete’

As the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) attempted to salvage its agenda following Monday’s news that the Vatican had requested a postponement of a vote on new measures of bishop accountability, Tuesday’s meeting began with a critical assessment of the current state of transparency and reform.