The bishops who signed the accord did not admit to any misconduct or wrongdoing,according to a recent blog post by Bishop Daniel Martins of Springfield, Ill. Nor are the named bishops content with the disciplinary process.
“All nine of us are processing some degree of anger and are feeling substantially alienated from those who brought the charges against us,” he wrote. “We feel manipulated and victimized. We are nowhere near happy about this outcome, even though we stand by our decision to accept the Accord.”