2015 Conference Speaker- Terry McKiernan

Terence_McKiernan_Headshot.jpgTerence McKiernan founded BishopAccountability.org in 2003 and is the organization’s president. Terry holds master’s degrees in Classics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Bristol in England. Before his involvement in the church crisis, he was an academic editor and a consulting firm manager.

Papal Report Card and Philly Preview

Pope Francis has vowed to address clergy sex abuse and hold bishops accountable. How’s he doing? Anne and Terry will give their annual year-in-review and will assess the pope's performance. They'll shine new light on the Vatican’s global abuse plan, showing how it guts ‘zero tolerance’ and other 2002 Dallas reforms. They will also scrutinize Philadelphia and its upcoming World Meeting of Families, and the Synod on the Family in Rome. Papal Report Card and Philly Preview will be resented in conjunction with BishopAccountability.org co-director, Anne Barrett Doyle.

Additionally, Terry and Anne will be joined by the staff of BishopAccountability.org for the breakout session, Real Accountability in the Age of Franis: a freewheeling discussion about holding church leaders accountable during a time of papal visits, commissions, and synods. What does the pope mean by accountability? What does true accountability look like? We will give a brief, efficient presentation and then open the floor.


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