FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 file photo, The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades is seated as the Ninth Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, Ind. Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will look into the Scouts' "possible problematic relationships with other organizations" and various "problematic" program materials, according to a letter sent by the committee chairman, Rhoades, to his fellow bishops. The Scouts, who have numerous parish-sponsored troops, deny many of the claims and defend their alliances. (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, Santiago Flores)