Card. Blase Cupich has denied this report of collaboration with Card. Wuerl on a plan presented at last week's USCCB meeting. Stories develop, and new facts emerge, but this morning I reviewed our sources and approach, and I stand by our reporting. https://t.co/vdDPIGfmi5— JD Flynn (@jdflynn) November 19, 2018
Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington collaborated extensively on a recently proposed policy for handling abuse allegations against bishops, CNA has learned.continue at CNA
Cupich submitted the plan Tuesday to leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference, proffering it as an alternative to a proposal that had been devised by conference officials and staffers.
The conference’s proposed plan would have established an independent lay-led commission to investigate allegations against bishops. The Cupich-Wuerl plan would instead send allegations against bishops to be investigated by their metropolitan archbishops, along with archdiocesan review boards. Metropolitans themselves would be investigated by their senior suffragan bishops.