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Abuse

Why should we make reparation and do penance for someone else’s sin?

Shouldn’t the ones who are actually accused, and all the ones who covered for them, make reparation, pray and fast?

How to preach in pain amid scandal

For the preacher, the question is how to balance obedience and prophecy

Survivor of abuse offers blueprint for Church’s response at WMOF

Abuse survivor, Marie Collins, and a panel of laity gave their heartfelt plea on Friday for immediate action.

Spokesman confirms Francis will meet with abuse victims in Ireland this weekend

He will also spend some time in private prayer near a lit candle in memory of the victims

Dorothy Day, Bishops, and the Church

She knew that what "keeps things going" in the Church is something more than the clergy

Pope writes letter on sexual abuse: To the People of God …

"The heart-wrenching pain of these victims, which cries out to heaven, was long ignored, kept quiet or silenced."

Vatican says 2 words respond to Pennsylvania report: Shame and sorrow

"Victims should know that the pope is on their side."

US Bishops lay out plan to confront “moral catastrophe”

"We already know that one root cause is the failure of episcopal leadership. The result was that scores of beloved children of God were abandoned to face an abuse of power alone."

US bishops on Pennsylvania abuse report: We are shamed by the sins and omissions

"Church pledges to continue to restore trust through accompaniment, communion, accountability and justice"

Woman shares touching story of hope despite years of abuse (Video)

Jess Echeverry's testimony of healing through cards will bring tears to your eyes.