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*Image: Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by Hubert and Jan van Eyck, c. 1432 [Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium]. This is the center panel of the Ghent Altarpiece in which the figures in the lower right are popes and bishops.

By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing, October 30, 2019

Note: Fr. Gerald Murray and Robert Royal will join Raymond Arroyo on EWTN’s “The World Over” tomorrow evening (Thursday, October 31) at 8 PM Eastern to discuss the Amazon Synod and other subjects. Episodes can also be viewed shortly after airing on YouTube.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will meet in Baltimore next month (November 11-13) for their general assembly. This will be their third meeting in Baltimore since the tsunami of the McCarrick case and the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report washed over the American Church last summer. The abuse crisis will undoubtedly loom over the conference once again, but the frantic urgency of the moment will be lessened.

The bishops cannot afford to fall into complacency, thinking that between Pope Francis’ May motu proprio on handling abuse, Vox estis lux mundi, and their own directives passed in June, that the whole unpleasant episode is behind them.

If the pressure coming from angry flocks has diminished somewhat, there are still plenty of attorneys general out there to keep the bishops’ attention on the issue of clerical sexual abuse. ….

Read more at  https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2019/10/30/what-the-bishops-also-must-do/