Should laypeople have a role in choosing their bishops?

US Catholic – January 2014 – Sounding Board – on line survey

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It’s time for the flock to have their say when it comes to selecting the shepherds of the church.

By Nicholas Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law at Duquesne University, is a former chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People.