Religion: Bishops Under Attack

"When he opens his mouth," says the 1936 yearbook of La Salle Academy in Providence, R.I., "Bernie does it for the sake of saying something, not merely exercising his jaws." Last week "Bernie"—the Most Rev. Bernard M. Kelly, auxiliary bishop of Providence —said something pointed enough to be heard in Rome. In a letter sent to his bishop and all the priests of his diocese, Kelly announced that he had developed an "abiding sense of frustration" with the majority of his fellow bishops, who "are more concerned with Communion in the hand than the...

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