Two U.S. cardinals, six bishops and prominent leaders of various faiths clasped hands with a group of about 20 men and women Nov. 18 in Baltimore, praying for an end to the evil of sexual abuse of children.
We say: The fact that the bishops passed a bland document that mostly ignores the issue of politicians and Communion will likely be seen by many on the right as capitulation and a loss. Progressives could rack it up as a win. But this is not a win.
The U.S. bishops approved a motion Nov. 17 during their general assembly to host the National Eucharistic Congress in 2024 in Indianapolis; it will be the culmination of a planned three-year eucharistic revival.