- Jun 2, 2020
When there is evil, grave moral failure, a lack of virtuous leadership, cover-ups, and other such scandalous behavior, the believer is comforted with the perennial truth: This is not the sum total of my faith, or my Church, or the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
An Irish government Cabinet minister has told Pope Francis that the Catholic Church “should contribute substantially” to funding reparations for survivors of a former church-run orphanage where a mass grave of children’s remains was discovered.
Monsignor Jean-François Lantheaume, the former first counsellor at the apostolic nunciature in Washington D.C., has said that the former nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, told “the truth” in his explosive statement released to the press on Aug. 25.
Members of the Catholic Church sin and give scandal, it’s true, Pope Francis said, but it is up to each Catholic to live the faith as authentically as possible and witness to the world the love of Jesus.
With heavy hearts over the grave sin of chosen churchmen, we acknowledge the sin, seek healing for those hurt by it, and then re-focus on the mission.
The mysterious disappearance of a Bangladeshi priest just days before Pope Francis visited the country has taken a new turn.