Reflection on the Church Scandal – Part 1 (8/31)

Like all of you I am sickened to the core by the heinous revelations of sexual abuse by clerics and horrendous cover-up by bishops and high ranking prelates. The height and depth of criminal behaviors and blanket of evil deceit is repulsive, detestable and monstrous

Like you I am especially heart-broken for the innocent ones who have been violently victimized by these egregious crimes committed against them. My heart aches for them and their families. In my 25 years of priestly life and ministry nothing has been more devastating than hearing some of their stories and encountering their unbearable pain.

Please continue to beg God to pour out in utterly super abundant ways His healing power upon those most deserving and needed His mercy and restorative power. It is for us all to make every effort to salve the deep wounds of those violated by these unspeakable offenses. Along with this priority, the credible and comprehensive independent investigation and subsequent punishment of those guilty of perpetuating and covering up the evil and sinister crimes must happen immediately.

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