What to expect when US bishops head to Florida beach this week

There are two issues likely to spark some debate in Fort Lauderdale -- new installments in long-standing discussions about sexual abuse and Catholic healthcare

The bishops of the United States will meet in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this week, less than one mile from A1A-Beachfront Avenue, the Florida road made famous by a 1974 Jimmy Buffett album, and the peerless 1990 Vanilla Ice single “Ice, Ice Baby.” The spring meeting’s agenda is typically light; in fact the meeting is replaced by a retreat every three years. While most of the … [Read more...]