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A Nov. 11 letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet says that proposals that had been scheduled for a vote by the bishops’ conference needed more time and discussion to “properly mature.”
The second day of meetings marked a significant shift in direction as a consensus had formed that while votes on the programmatic reforms were not feasible at the behest of the Holy See there is still much that can be done and has to be done in the days that they are together.
ANALYSIS: Many U.S. Catholics wonder how much time the Pope needs to initiate a comprehensive response to a crisis they view as systemic: more complex than the situation of any particular abusing priest or bishop, and broader in scope than the abuse of minors and vulnerable adults.
Cardinal DiNardo’s Oct. 7 statement was a response to the Vatican’s announcement that it would review its files pertaining to allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of Archbishop McCarrick, who has been accused in recent months of serially sexually abusing two teenage boys, and of sexually coercing and assaulting priests and seminarians during decades of ministry as a bishop.
An apostolic visitation was formally proposed to the Vatican in an Aug. 16 statement from Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference. It has since been reiterated by several U.S. bishops.
Cardinal DiNardo requested the meeting with Francis last month to discuss the ongoing sex-abuse scandals that have rocked the Church in the United States.
COMMENTARY: A look at what Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the U.S. bishops’ conference, might discuss on the plan forward during his meeting with Pope Francis scheduled for Thursday.
The Aug. 27 statement of the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston was in response to a letter released by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio emeritus to the US, over the weekend.
‘I am grateful to the Holy Father for his letter to the People of God, responding to the Pennsylvania grand jury investigation and other revelations that have surfaced,’ Cardinal DiNardo said in a statement released by the bishops’ conference.