Cupich says bishops must cede authority, allow lay oversight of accusations

Forget the national conference as mover and shaker of reform, he told National Catholic Reporter.

In discussing the need for individual Catholic prelates to cede authority to allow for the creation of a new national investigative body, Cupich acknowledged that the national bishops’ conference does not have the power to institute such a body on its own.

“The bishops’ conference can’t do it,” he said. “It has to either come from Rome or [the] individual bishop.”

This is crazy. He talks as  Pope Francis hadn’t squelched the national conference when their leaders came and asked for a national investigation. Instead, he Ignores it.

He also ignores his being the head of an archdiocese for which he can establish an archdiocesan investigation himself, giving an example to his fellow bishops. What’s he waiting for?

via National Catholic Reporter

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