Pope: Church Must Do Penance For Abuse

Pope: Church must do penance for abuse

Pope Benedict said the sexual abuse scandal shaking Roman Catholicism showed the Church needed to do penance for its sins, in a rare public reference by the pope to pedophilia in the priesthood.

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    The Head of the Church is and always remains Jesus Christ ... which are cause for the greatest alarm and the most fervent prayer and penance. We pray that where sin abounds, grace will abound the more ...
    03/19/2019 - 7:11 am | View Link
  • Chile’s Pedophilia Scandal Has Led To The Pope Accepting Three Bishops’s Resignations
    In 2011, Rev. Fernando Karadima, a preacher who was close with Chile’s Catholic elite, was sentenced to a lifetime of penance and prayer after engaging ... led to Pope Francis summoning Chile’s Church ...
    03/17/2019 - 5:16 pm | View Link
  • Bruenig: Pope Francis finally called out the evil of clergy sex abuse
    prayer and penance." It was the right note for Francis to end on, especially since he has shown signs of temptation toward more exonerating narratives for the church before. In September, for example, ...
    03/14/2019 - 12:48 am | View Link
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    The church today must ask God to free it from evil ... rosary every day during the Marian month of October 2018 to unite themselves 'in communion and penance as the people of God in asking the holy ...
    03/13/2019 - 3:28 am | View Link
  • ‘Scourge of abuse, internal attacks’ mark pope’s sixth year in office
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    03/12/2019 - 7:40 am | View Link
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  • Penance
    "Lastly, there is the [priest's] power of forgiveness. The Sacrament of Penance is one of the Church's precious treasures, since authentic world renewal is accomplished only through forgiveness.
    03/17/2019 - 10:09 am | View Website
  • Pope
    The pope (Latin: papa from Greek: πάππας pappas, "father"), also known as the supreme pontiff (from Latin pontifex maximus "greatest priest"), is the Bishop of Rome and ex officio leader of the worldwide Catholic Church. Since 1929, the pope has also been head of state of Vatican City, a city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy. The current pope is Francis, who was elected on 13 March 2013 ...
    03/16/2019 - 11:53 pm | View Website
  • Historical abortion beliefs of the Christian church
    "I saw a gorge in which the discharge and excrement of the tortured ran down and became like a lake. There sat women, and the discharge came up to their throats; and opposite them sat many children, who were born prematurely, weeping.
    03/16/2019 - 9:59 pm | View Website
  • St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Conyngham PA
    St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Conyngham, PA
    03/16/2019 - 9:01 pm | View Website
  • ~The Pope In Red
    "It is granted to few to recognize the true Church amid the darkness of so many schisms and heresies, and to fewer still so to love the truth which they have seen as to fly to its embrace."
    03/15/2019 - 9:14 am | View Website
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