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Anne M. Burke

U.S. bishops endorse 2nd sex-abuse audit

Accused of backsliding in their commitment to protect children from pedophile priests, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops voted overwhelmingly yesterday to begin a second round of audits to ensure that dioceses comply with provisions to prevent sexual abuse.

The vote - 207 bishops in favor, 14 against and one abstention - came at a private, semi-annual meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Colorado. It followed scathing criticism by the head of the church's lay review board, who accused bishops of trying to return to "business as usual" after some tried to delay or derail a second audit.

Yesterday, review board head and Illinois judge Anne...