The Catholic National Review Board has released the 2012 report on the implementation of the charter for the protection of children and young people. The report found the Diocese of Lincoln to be in violation of that charter. The diocese did not allow auditors to come in and do their jobs.
While Bishop Conley has only been the bishop of Lincoln for 6 months, he had more than a month on the job in 2012 to make a difference. The diocese of Lincoln is not honoring their commitment to protect children.
We hoped Bishop Conley would have made a difference. We hope he honors his commitment and his sacred duty and complies with the charter for the 2013 review.
To read the report: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/child-and-youth-protection/upload/annual-report-on-the-implementation-of-the-charter-for-the-protection-of-children-and-young-people-2012.pdf