As we work to bring healing and reform to our Church, let us not forget the healing our world needs. Pope Francis has desingated Sept. 1 as the World Day of Prayer for Creation. So, on Sept. 1, let us all join together in prayer:
BOSTON, Mass., Aug. 31, 2015 – When Pope Francis visits the United States next month, U.S.-based Church reform movement Voice of the Faithful hopes this reform-minded pontiff will hear a wide spectrum of lay voices, particularly about healing wounds from clergy sexual abuse and holding dioceses financially accountable.
McLellan report deals harshly with Scottish Church response to clergy sexual abuse
"If anybody ever doubted the necessity for an independent review into child protection procedures inside the Catholic Church in Scotland, every page of the McLellan Report published this week (week of Aug. 17) will correct that impression ..."
When Bernard Cardinal Law, Archbishop of Boston, fled to the Vatican in 2002, he left behind a trail of human and financial wreckage: 550 victims abused by parish priests and court judgments that eventually topped $85 million. Meanwhile, Law was assigned a comfortable post in Rome, where he disappeared from the headlines.”
“Meanwhile, Law was assigned a comfortable post in Rome, where he disappeared from the headlines.