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We want to see humility, action, but I'm not expecting anything like that from the bishops

by Fr. Peter Daly

Nothing.

That is what I am expecting from the bishops in Rome in February.

Nothing.

Maybe that seems a bit pessimistic, but I think it is realistic. I've been disappointed at their lack of courage and leadership before. So, this time, it is best to expect nothing.


New attorneys general to continue investigating clergy abuse

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Jesuits in Northeast post list of priests accused of abuse

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U.S. Catholics' Faith in Clergy Is Shaken

BY MEGAN BRENAN

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For Dallas police detective, investigating Catholic sex-abuse cases a full-time job

By David Tarrant

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Despite past denials, D.C. Cardinal Donald Wuerl knew of sexual misconduct allegations against ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick and reported them to Vatican

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The Vatican moves quickly toward punishing ex-cardinal McCarrick for sexual abuse

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