Distinctly Catholic: I think this is the question the pope wants them to ask: Whence your credibility as a bishop? While there will always be some ministers who are clueless, how could a culture form that such patterns of evil behavior covering up the crimes of the perpetrators were so widespread?
Distinctly Catholic: In two weeks, the U.S. bishops gather in Baltimore. They must confront their own accountability amid the sex abuse crisis, and their loyalty to Pope Francis. Are the bishops up to it?