Cardinal was heavily criticised in the Pennsylvania grand jury report

The claims are related to a blog post that also implicated a seminary in Boston

Lay-led services invite a parody of the Mass. Bishops must exercise discipline where necessary

Bishop Lawrence Persico of Erie said bishops who covered up abuse must go

The Holy See called for accountability for abusers and leaders who covered up their crimes

Policies have slowly improved. But as a matter of justice, individual prelates should admit wrongdoing and step down

The cardinal said he would not attend due to ‘important matters pertaining to the pastoral care’ at a diocesan seminary