The church is regaining the trust of Catholics in the pews, U.

The church is regaining the trust of Catholics in the pews, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops president Wilton Gregory contended at the group’s semiannual meeting. Nearly two years after allegations of serial sexual abuse and high-level hierarchical cover-ups rocked the Boston archdiocese and brought the issue of clerical exploitation of minors back into the national spotlight, the church has “turned the corner,” said Gregory, though it has not yet “crossed the finish line.”