Our Opinion: Bishop made progress but didn’t lead

The Berkshire Eagle

June 15, 2020

Bishop Mitchell Rozanski cleared the low bar set by his predecessor when it came to issues of communication and response to clergy abuse. Opportunities were missed to do so much more. (“Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski named to top post in St. Louis,” Eagle, June 11.)

At his introduction as the new Archbishop of the St. Louis diocese, Bishop Rozanski spoke of initiatives he had taken in Springfield as if they were entirely his own. But they came only after pressure was applied by activists like Olan Horne of Chester, an abuse survivor who advocates for other victims, and by The Berkshire Eagle.

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