- Christopher White and Inés San Martín
- Sep 27, 2018
For Hispanic Catholics attending the Encuentro and confronting the sex abuse crisis, faith is bigger than the clergy who fail to live it out.
“In my experience as a priest and bishop, I have come to appreciate these qualities of fidelity, closeness, mercy and tenderness that seem to come naturally to Latinos,” said Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago at the V Encuentro.
Despite the heartache of recent revelations in the clerical sexual abuse scandals, a remarkable summit of Hispanic Catholics in Texas reminds us that’s not the whole Catholic story.
Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark told the V Encuentro that “Our failure might simply be the work of the Holy Spirit, teaching us that we must go in a different direction.”
According to Archbishop William Lori, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life of building bridges can offer insights into better integrating Hispanic Catholics into the U.S. Church.
Archishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio told the V Encuentro Thursday night that “the conscience of the laity leads us priests and bishops to be accountable to the Church and to God.”