In the wake of the sex abuse scandals, Catholic priests will need balance and a 'sacredness' sprinkled with self-deprecating humor to deal with frequent insults in these difficult times.
The crimes of some priests, the silence of others who sought to stop the infection by denying it – all this leads to death. The Church now has the opportunity to choose life.
I have confidence that the priests of today will take up the challenge by cherishing and honoring the call they received on the day of their ordination as deacons.
Published May 22, 2020
Like many Catholics, I have learned of the clerical sex abuse scandals that have emerged in recent years with horror and disgust.
Like many Catholics, I have suffered at how slow the Church has been in facing up to the scandal.
As a mother, I can clearly imagine the suffering of the children and the parents who have experienced such despicable behavior destroying their lives.
I feel an immense anger at these hypocritical men in Roman collars who have led double lives and betrayed the promises of their priesthood to the greatest extent possible.
They spat on the Lord that they claimed to serve.
They spat on Christ who came for the little ones, the poor, the defenseless, for "the children and those who resemble them"!