November 15, 2005

Catholic bishops say they've responded to abuse crisis


WASHINGTON The U-S Conference of Catholic Bishops insists steps are being taken to prevent a recurrence of the clergy abuse crisis.

At a meeting in Washington, Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas (kik-AN'-is) says there's now increased screening of applicants for the priesthood to ensure that children aren't put at risk. He adds that U-S bishops now refer allegations to civil authorities for investigation.

Kicanas' diocese recently emerged from bankruptcy caused by molestation claims.

Posted by kshaw at November 15, 2005 02:12 AM