Four Take-Aways from Baltimore

As the clerical sex abuse scandal continues, Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the four measures passed at the USCCB General Assembly in June 2019.

“The USCCB directives call for lay involvement at every possible stage of the process. The directives say that each Metropolitan should appoint a layperson to receive allegations of episcopal misconduct when they are made; that each Metropolitan should appoint an investigator from among the laity; the investigating bishop should rely on experts chosen predominantly from the laity.”

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