David Gibson reports on USCCB Day One here. The address from the Vatican ambassador, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, has got to give some Catholics a few concerns:
The Holy Father wants bishops in tune with their people. (He) made a special point of saying that he wants “pastoral” bishops, not bishops who profess or follow a particular ideology.
Granted, this is not one of those Pope Francis interviews. But I am a bit surprised with the candor here.
This will be a significant sea change for many bishops. I think it has to come. For the sake of a fruitful evangelization, we need a different tone top to bottom.