- Feb 19, 2020
As the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal grows ever wider in scope in the U.S., bishops convene for a national meeting in Baltimore on Tuesday under heavy pressure to acknowledge their oversight failures and give a larger role to lay Catholics and secular authorities in confronting the crisis.
In what was expected to be a quiet summer meeting, this week’s gathering of the U.S. Bishops tackled hot button issues such as immigration, Catholic voting guidelines, and young people in the Church.
A new document focused on guiding the American Church in addressing the pastoral needs of Asian and Pacific Island Catholics was approved by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during their annual spring assembly.
Changes in language to clarify several sections of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” were approved during the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.