It is fair to say that we Catholics are in the middle of the most terrible Church crisis in American history. What are we to do? Leaving the Church is not an option. But . . . EVERY Catholic is going to have to make sacrifices of their time for the sake of bringing about truth, justice, and future healing.
Sexual Abuse Scandal
Purification, Judgment, and Hope In The Wake of Sexual Abuse In The Church
This will be a time of judgment and purification for the Church. I firmly believe that good will come of it—although the Church will suffer severe scars for decades. I have no doubt that the sexual abuse crisis will drive countless Catholics from the Church and prevent countless other people from entering into full communion with her. That in itself is cause for great sorrow.