Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of Tyler, Texas, speaks from the floor during the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore Nov. 11, 2019. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
By Rhina Guidos, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, November 16, 2020
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of Tyler, Texas, said the recently released report on former cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, describing his ascent to highest rungs of the church, even amid rumors of abuse, read like a list of the seven deadly sins.
“Lust, greed, gluttony, wrath, sloth, envy, pride — pretty much the report covers all of them,” said Bishop Strickland, during the more than half hour the U.S. Conference Catholic Bishops allowed the prelates Nov. 16 to discuss the report released by the Vatican Nov. 10.
It was the first time the U.S. prelates as a group discussed the findings of the investigation of one its own after its long-awaited release.
The session was part of the first day of the U.S. bishops’ annual fall general assembly held online Nov. 16 and 17 this year because of the pandemic. …