Bishop Gainer Reflects on June USCCB Meeting

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I recently returned from the General Assembly meeting for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and I am encouraged by the progress that was made during this meeting. Many topics were discussed, but at the forefront of our discussions were ways to hold   bishops accountable for abuse and/or negligence in reporting abuse.

This past year has been a very difficult one for our Church and I wish to share some of the important steps that were taken during this meeting.