Just Let The Guilty Resign

Check this opinion piece from northern Wisconsin.

Most importantly, Catholics want a housecleaning, because they know nothing less will do. They want fresh leaders for the good of the church. They say the current process of selecting and promoting bishops is deeply flawed, and we need a process that will bring us the best and the brightest as our leaders.

It seems reasonable that any bishop or chancery official who failed on his watch now or in the past to protect children, or who failed to handle allegations of misconduct in the church in accord with either church law or civil law, should voluntarily resign.

I have no insight into the mind of Pope Francis putting the kibosh on the USCCB crafting some new policy at last month’s meeting. I wonder if he was looking for some heartfelt movement that is in no way prohibited in canon law.

Just let the guilty resign.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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