Panel On Priests Sex Abuse. The national debate over sexually abusive priests will land in Northern Kentucky when a panel monitoring the Catholic Church’s new sex-abuse policy meets next month in Covington. The National Review Board, appointed by the nation’s bishops to help implement the policy, will hold its fifth meeting Dec. 16 in Covington.
The 13-member panel, which is made up of prominent lay Catholics, has been meeting in various cities across the country since July.
Northern Kentucky was chosen as the site of the board’s next meeting because two of its members, William R. Burleigh of Boone County and Jane Chiles of Lexington â€” are from Kentucky.
Burleigh, who helped organize the Northern Kentucky meeting, said the group would convene in Covington, but he declined to release the exact location because the panel’s meetings are closed to the public.
“We have a lot of work to do,” said Burleigh, chairman of the board of the E.W. Scripps Co., which owns The Post.
The agenda for the December meeting is still being finalized. But Chiles said the panel would likely discuss preparations for two studies that it plans to undertake.