Catholic leaders reflect on Church’s progress in light of organization’s allegations.
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The BSA now joins Church dioceses in filing for bankruptcy over sex-abuse claims, although the legal contexts are different in some respects.
The organization says it can admit girls and maintain single-sex environments in troops and packs, but others have doubts.
The move could add new difficulties for Catholic sponsors of scout troops trying to adapt to the organization’s relatively new policy on homosexuality.
The shepherd of Bismarck, N.D., explained the policy risks lawsuits for church-sponsored troops that attempt to hold their leaders and volunteers to moral standards.
The episcopal liaison for the National Catholic Committee on Scouting told the Register that Catholic participation could continue, if the Boy Scouts of America honor a pledge to let religious groups make their own decisions on the matter.
The national executive board of the Boy Scouts of America voted July 27 to end the national ban.