Anne is co-director of BishopAccountability.org. In 2002, before joining BishopAccountability.org, Anne co-founded Coalition of Catholics and Survivors, a group that organized activism in the Boston archdiocese. Previously, she was an editor with the Public Conversations Project, a group that facilitates dialogue about divisive issues, and a vice president of a Manhattan public relations firm. She is a graduate of Harvard College.
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, Terry McKiernan.
Additionally, Anne and Terry 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.