April 25, 2006

Bishop Bruskewitz Stands By Refusal To Participate In Child Sex Abuse "Audit"

Nebraska State Paper

April 25, 2006

Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln is regarded by many as the most conservative of his Roman Catholic colleagues in the United States. That distinction stems from a variety of policy decisions that have brought praise and condemnation, including one involving searching for child abuse in the church.

The latest publicity surrounding Bruskewitz involves his refusal last year to have his diocese participate in a survey called for by the U.S. Conference of Bishops in a Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

The Bishops appointed aAbuse Tracker Review Board to conduct the “audit.” Bruskewitz said the board has no authority over individual bishops.

Posted by kshaw at April 25, 2006 12:50 PM