The USCCB needs to make these bishops accountable for their actions.

The USCCB needs to make these bishops accountable for their actions. When they commit evil or betray the Faith, they need to be punished. Making them truly accountable will probably require amending canon law, but that should be done anyway. The Church ought to adopt what could be called the Judas principle: the recognition that some of her apostles betray her. It wouldn’t have to be nearly as prominent as the principle of collegiality in Church documents, but it ought to be at least acknowledged. As one archdiocesan official said of the USCCB, speaking on condition of anonymity, “That’s one of the great questions for the Church: accountability. The priests are independent and the bishops are decentralized.”