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US Bishops' meet amidst continuing challenges

Coverage and comment is beginning to emerge in the media this morning from the US Catholic Bishops' Conference being held in St Louis, Missouri.

Reuters reports Cardinal Francis George of Chicago saying: "The bishops a year ago promised to do two things: to create a common policy on how this sin, this scandal, this crime is to be handled in every diocese. That's been done." Bishop Joseph Galante of Dallas added, "Our efforts have in a sense been overlooked and the fact that we did what we said we were going to do has been brushed aside."

Following are some of the headlines and links to the articles that provide a feel of the coverage:

Reuters: Bishops Defend Response to Abuse Scandal

Newsday: Turmoil Continues

NY Post: Healing the Church (Opinion piece)

Chicago Sun Times: George fights virus but keeps working

Zenit: Keating's Letter of Resignation and Bishop Gregory's response

20 Jun 2003