The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – which today called for contraception coverage to be removed from the Affordable Care Act – is comprised of 271 active and 185 retired bishops. Among them are the following:
Bishop John McCormack: the former head of the Conference’s abuse committee, McCormack stepped down as bishop in 2011 after the Boston Globe revealed that he was shielding priests that left their own parishes after allegations of child abuse.
Bishop Robert Banks: a conference member who admitted he “dropped the ball” in transferring a fellow Bishop who stood accused of molesting children and publicly advocating sex between men and boys.
Bishop Francis DiLorenzo: a conference member who blamed a mother for allowing her sons to be molested and then sued the church for the reimbursement of legal fees.
Bishop Robert Brom who paid a $198 million settlement to 144 victims alleging sexual abuse by the Diocese since 1935.