Responses

After the constant media onslaught, which was no doubt unanticipated, the Church hierarchy has been responding to the ongoing alarm about their seemingly complete neglect of the crisis which everyone thought was dealt with in 2004.

Especially about the flesh of their Churches.

Vatican News on Twitter

PopeFrancis invites 130 new Bishops to dialogue with their flock and not to be afraid of the “flesh of your Churches”. https://t.co/DEfWNgNeax

So refreshing.

In 2002 it was the fault of seminaries and seminarians. In 2004 it was the fault of Priests. Now that it is being put on the Bishops, Cardinals, and Pope, there is a new call to fervor in their response. As there should be.

Vatican News on Twitter

PopeFrancis received the heads of the U.S. Bishops Conference at the Vatican on Thursday, discussing with them the Church’s response to the clerical sex abuse crisis. https://t.co/gCSqBTpavi

The Church is very involved in personal sex; our theology, derived from Jesus Christ and his assistants, speaks very highly of a purity to which few attain; towards which most strive, and which leaves all with thorns in their flesh.

But, there was a fruitful discussion.

Edward Pentin on Twitter

USCCB statement: “We shared with Pope Francis our situation in the United States — how the Body of Christ is lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse. He listened very deeply from the heart. It was a lengthy, fruitful, and good exchange.” ⁦@NCRegister⁩ https://t.co/l9rEwakELI

Which, one prays will bear a solid foundation once again of that benchmark which Christ Himself gave us: ‘Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect.”

The USCCB issued a statement:

President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement Following Meeting with Pope Francis

President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement Following Meeting with Pope Francis

Townhall issued an article wondering “What’s Going on at the Vatican?”

What’s Going on at the Vatican?

News emanating from the Vatican caught my attention this week. In an interview with Vatican Insider, Argentinean Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo — the chancellor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Science — proclaimed the People’s Republic of China as the country which is “implementing Catholic social teaching best.”

Surely we have to remember the generations before us, who have strived for holiness, despite the infiltration of those given over to abuse.

Imperium Sine Fine on Twitter

Imperium Sine Fine on Twitter

https://t.co/I1pZeOWHAf

And there’s so much more to the story…

Sex trafficking stings continue unabated.

SEX TRAFFICKING STING: FBI rescues 160 children, some as young as 3-years-old – theGrio

The FBI and Georgia law enforcement officials saved Atlanta 160 children and made dozens of arrests in a sex sting that stunned the city, reports WSBTV. Named “Operation Safe Summer,” the FBI’s Atlanta field office and 38 law enforcement agencies teamed up to take down human traffickers in six metro counties, assistant Special Agent in …

After heavy pressure, Cardinal Wuerl requests anew from Holy Father, his resignation.

Pressing pope to accept his resignation, Cardinal Wuerl does the right thing – Religion News Service

(RNS) – Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., has done the right thing. He has asked Pope Francis to accept his resignation, which he submitted three years ago when he reached 75, the age at which all Catholic bishops submit their resignations.

Meanwhile, back here in town, I’m worried bout floors. Lord have mercy. And may any victims of clergy abuse feel free to reach out.

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