Priests hearing the confessions of ordinary Catholics who come to the sacrament of absolution struggling to live chastely, who are wrestling with any kind of addiction, who are trying to get their temper, their lust, their appetite for whatever in check; who are failing, crying out to the Lord for mercy, asking for absolution, who are coming back again and again and swimming upstream in this miserable culture of death, priests who meet up with an illicit lover later that same night, who shuffle an abusive priest to another assignment, who turn a blind eye to the failings of their brother bishops and keep on keeping on… It boggles the mind.
Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all. Only that fellowship which faces such disillusionment, with all its unhappy and ugly aspects, begins to be what it should be in God's sight, begins to grasp in faith the promise that is given to it.
The cardinal received applause at the end of his remarks. He asked for their prayers for him, and for all those who were abused and all those suffering in the aftermath of abuse.
Let him pray to God for understanding of his own failure and his particular sin, and pray that he may not wrong his brethren. What may appear weak and trifling to us may be great and glorious to God.
You and I must continue to support them as they carry out their ministry that is such a significant part of the healing. Increasingly, it is clear that he is the object of considerable animosity. Do I mean the parish down the hill where we worship. At the end of the Sept.
He asked for their prayers for him, and for all those who were abused and all those suffering in the aftermath of abuse. The sooner this shock of disillusionment comes to an individual and to a community, the better for both.
Speaking of people named Mary. And I hate it for our Church, even more. And so while the surprise has abated and the rage has cooled, the lethargic sorrow remains.
The Church whom I trusted implicitly, all my life, has broken my heart. We know some of you have heard some of it before. At the end of the Sept.
I thought I knew what the Church was. McCarrick over abuse allegations and the Pennsylvania grand jury report documenting clergy sexual abuse against minors over the past seven decades in six dioceses, including Pittsburgh, led by then-Bishop Wuerl from until his appointment as archbishop of Washington in Sooner or later it will collapse.
Cardinal Wuerl addresses church’s ‘pain, confusion and disillusionment’ Mark Zimmerman - Catholic News Service September 05, Cardinal Wuerl at a Sept. 2 Mass at Annunciation Parish in. Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington is pictured in an undated photo.
Addressing the crisis that the Catholic Church is facing following this summer's revelations of clergy sexual abuse, Wuerl at a. Disillusioned with Your Church?
It may be part of God's gracious plan. by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (An excerpt from his book entitled, Life Together) Just as surely as God desires to lead us to a knowledge of genuine Christian fellowship, so surely must we be overwhelmed by a great disillusionment with others, with Christians in general, and, if we are fortunate, with ourselves.
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Some very good reasons to be interested in the history of Christianity. Hope and Disillusionment, Church History turnonepoundintoonemillion.com Cardinal Wuerl addresses church’s ‘pain, confusion and disillusionment’ Mark Zimmerman - Catholic News Service September 05, Cardinal Wuerl at a Sept.
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