July 23, 2019

Tag - Church Scandal

Pope Benedict XVI On Sex Abuse

Pope Benedict’s recent essay on the Church’s sex-abuse scandal begins by clarifying the cultural context in which the sex-abuse scandal occurred. It addresses this matter with great skill and insight. As the essay proceeds, however, it...

Our Celebration of Life

The readings for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time are a hymn to the culture of life: even life with all the trials and pain, and limits, and hardships that our human frailty imposes on us. This is possible because Christ lives forever to make...

Doing All Things in Him

Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God he comes with vindication, with divine recompense he comes to save you.  Well, I am convinced that such order addresses every single one of us: those who project self...

Regarding Abuse: Double Talk?

After the report of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury was released, the bishop of my diocese released a letter. Naturally, he was heartbroken that children were not protected from abuse by anyone, especially priests. The letter went back to the year 2002...