Friday, June 16, 2017

The ice begins to break in conservative chokehold of USCCB

The ice begins to break in conservative chokehold of USCCB

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As I opined last week, I did not expect much from this week’s spring meeting of the U.S. bishops’ conference. The leadership of the conference staff, aka “the fifth floor,” has been a Francis-free zone and most of the bishops in leadership positions at the USCCB tilt to the right. There are still more bishops in the U.S. who consider this papacy a bit of bad weather they hope will pass than there are bishops who have embraced Francis’ papacy as the breath of fresh air the Church needs.