According to Archbisop José Gomez, Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill was not accused of misconduct with minors, but resigned immediately ‘to avoid becoming a distraction to the operations and ongoing work of the Conference.’
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Experts in civil and canon law explain why Catholic clerics do not endorse political candidates, and why that issue touches on the religious liberty of the Church.
In a press release circulated by the U.S. bishops’ conference, the board, which is entirely composed of lay specialists from different fields, said that they have been raising concerns about episcopal complacency “for several years” and called for specific reforms.
‘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.
The bishops will invite the Vatican to conduct an official Apostolic Visitation to the United States to address questions surrounding Archbishop McCarrick, in consultation with the lay members of the National Review Board.
The cardinal’s letter comes days before July 9, when President Donald Trump is expected to announce his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.
EDITORIAL: The anniversary arrives at a pivotal moment, as Pope Francis has emphasized synodality in the Church.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The bishops will also mark the 100th anniversary of the conference Nov. 13-14 in Baltimore.