Unease grows as U.S. bishops face prospect of leaving Baltimore empty-handed

November 14, 2018

By Staff

Facing the prospect of leaving their most closely watched gathering in years with no consensus response to the sex abuse crisis that has gripped their church since summer, the nation’s Catholic bishops pushed Wednesday for something – anything – they might approve to show they were taking the problem seriously.

Some pushed again for a nonbinding vote backing proposals to hold themselves more accountable – a half-measure suggested in deference to Vatican orders not to take any binding action until after a summit in Rome next year.

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