Philadelphia, Pa., Jun 1, 2016 / 16:20 pm
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia described as "misleading" an article claiming that his leadership of a working group on the Pope's most recent document "sends a signal" regarding U.S. policy on Communion.
"Our 'committee' is very ad hoc and may exist for only three or four months," Archbishop Chaput told CNA June 1.
"Our goal is to gather what the bishops of the USA are doing and share that information with the other bishops, and then also send a report to Cardinal (Lorenzo) Baldisseri who has asked for reports from the various conferences."
In a June 1 article, the Catholic Herald reported that Archbishop Chaput had been named chairman of a five-bishop committee that was working on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for a positive reception and implementation of Pope Francis' recent apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia.