Cardinal DiNardo Outlines Plans for Bishop Accountability

This week, Cardinal DiNardo also outlined his plans for holding bishops accountable in collaboration with the Vatican, laity, and experts, with the ultimate goal being stronger protections against predators within the church. The plan would encompass three underlying goals: an investigation concerning Archbishop McCarrick, new channels for reporting complaints against bishops, and advocacy for more effective resolution of future complaints.

DiNardo made these goals public as part of his ongoing efforts to establish a concrete plan of action in preparation for the bishops fall meeting in November. He closed his statement by asking for prayers, stating: “Let me also ask you to pray for us, that we will take this time to reflect, repent, and recommit ourselves to holiness of life and to conform our lives even more to Christ, the Good Shepherd.”