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Dallas Charter at 20: What Have We Learned?

Mark WilsonFrom left, William Gavin, head of the audit firm Gavin Group of Boston; Kathleen McChesney, head of the bishops’ watchdog Office of Child and Youth Protection; then-Bishop Wilton Gregory and William Burleigh, a member of the National Review Board, present an audit of 195 U.S. dioceses performed to assess compliance with the 2002 ‘Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People,’ during a news conference Jan. 6, 2004, in Washington.

COMMENTARY: Instead of restoring their fatherhood, the charter made bishops adversaries to their priests.