What’s behind the stalled U.S. bishops’ vote on sex abuse?
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I devote the entire show to recent developments in the sexual abuse crisis.
First, we look at Monday’s news that the Vatican had asked the U.S. bishops not to vote on sexual abuse resolutions at their highy-anticipated November meeting. We examine some of the possible reasons behind this request from the Vatican and ask why there seems to be a gap in communication between bishops in the U.S. and Rome.
Interwoven into this conversation is the Tuesday appointment of Vatican sexual abuse prosecutor Archbishop Charles Scicluna to a position that will allow him to shape the upcoming international meeting of bishops on sexual abuse.