Irish broadcasters have provided to the Associated Press a 1997 Vatican letter to Irish bishops that is being described as “the smoking gun” that proves the Church promoted the cover-up of crimes by pedophile priests.
The story can be found here.
As a committed Catholic, I hurt when I see stories like this. But I do believe the only way the Church and its faithful can heal is by being open about the situation and discussing it.
We have to move forward honestly and prayerfully. That’s not to say we don’t get to be angry, but we need to channel that anger into something meaningful.
- What do you feel when you read this story?
- How does it affect your faith life and practice?