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.

  • Abstaining from injustice (20 February 2015) - L'Osservatore Romano
    POPE FRANCIS MORNING MEDITATION IN THE CHAPEL OF THE ... want to do real, not formal, penance, you must ... But at your Church, at your home, ...
    02/27/2015 - 3:17 pm | View Link
  • Pope: Don't let meatless Fridays be selfish, soulless, seafood ... - I Observe
    ... does not care for those who observe penance passively ... people may regularly make financial contributions to the church, but, the pope asked, ...
    02/27/2015 - 2:18 pm | View Link
  • York University tunnel rosary has everyone stumped - Toronto Star Online
    ... giving decades of the rosary for penance today. ... The Roman Catholic Church, meanwhile, says the ... In the 19th century, Pope Leo XIII ...
    02/27/2015 - 11:20 am | View Link
  • The light is on for you - Joplin Independent
    ... of penance can be scary and even embarrassing, particularly if [you've] been away from the Church and the sacraments," she added. “As Pope...
    02/27/2015 - 8:23 am | View Link
  • Father Cantalamessa's 1st Lent Homily 2015 - Zenit
    In regard to the evangelizing subject, the Pope says ... baptized, whatever their position in the Church or ... agite in Acts 2, 38, that is, do ...
    02/27/2015 - 6:06 am | View Link
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  • Serra: Saint or sinner? Canonization has foes in California
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California (AP) – California’s history can’t be told without Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Franciscan missionary who introduced Christianity and established settlements as he marched north with Spanish conquistadores.
    02/27/2015 - 11:43 am | View Link
  • Overcome global indifference during Lent this year
    Addressing the church at the beginning of Lent, Pope Francis called on Christians to "become islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference."
    02/23/2015 - 2:32 pm | View Link
  • Pope: Don't let meatless Fridays be selfish and soulless, a seafood splurge
    Real fasting isn't just restricting food choices. It must also include cleansing the heart of all selfishness and making room in one's life for those in need and those who have sinned and need healing, Pope Francis said.
    02/20/2015 - 1:22 pm | View Link
  • Pope's Ash Wednesday Homily: Lord Never Tires of Having Mercy on Us
    "The Lord never tires of having mercy on us and he wants to offers us once again his forgiveness, inviting us to turn to Him with a new heart, purified of evil, to take part in his joy."
    02/19/2015 - 5:17 am | View Link
  • Pope Francis’ Guide to Lent: What You Should Give Up This Year
    No need to throw out the chocolate, booze, and carbs. Pope Francis has a different idea for fasting this year.
    02/18/2015 - 5:06 pm | View Link
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  • This Lent, the Pope has a message for lapsed Catholics: It's never too late
    “So often, people are afraid to come back to church or to the Sacrament of Reconciliation for ... The event will begin on the evening of the fourth Friday of Lent with a penance service presided over by Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Basilica.
    02/27/2015 - 6:27 am | View Link
  • Pope: Meatless Fridays shouldn't be seafood splurge
    Being generous toward the Church, but selfish and unjust toward others “is a ... Book of Isaiah in which God tells his people he does not care for those who observe penance passively — bowed “like a reed,” lying quietly in a “sackcloth and ...
    02/25/2015 - 5:26 am | View Link
  • Pope: "a good Christian is just to the people who depend on him"
    "They are united: the love of God and the love of neighbor are united and if you want to do penance, real and not formal ... Yes, yes, I always send a check to the Church' - Ah, well, that's good," he said. "But to the Church, your home, with those ...
    02/22/2015 - 10:20 pm | View Link
  • Pope: Love of God and Neighbor Are Inseparable
    “You cannot make offerings to the Church on the shoulders of the injustice that you ... and if you want to show genuine and not just formal penance, you must show it before God and also towards your brothers.” This charity, Francis said, ought to ...
    02/20/2015 - 6:51 am | View Link
  • Chilean lawmakers ask Pope to reverse bishop appointment due to sexual abuse allegations
    The letter aims to condemn acts of sexual abuse in the Church, as the Pope has done (and ... the Vatican of committing sexual abuse and sentenced to a life of prayer and penance. Chilean justice authorities determined that Karadima sexually abused four ...
    02/19/2015 - 12:47 pm | View Link
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  • Pope
    The Pope (from Greek: πάππας pappas, a child's word for father) is the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church. The importance of the ...
    02/26/2015 - 12:31 pm | View Website
  • Pope Francis says: GO TO CONFESSION! | Fr. Z's Blog
    I have a handy how-to card that has penitent says/priest says to take with me into confession, so I’m not worried about ‘doing it wrong’ or ...
    02/26/2015 - 6:18 am | View Website
  • In Speech to Curia, Pope Offers Conscience Exam to Prepare ...
    In Speech to Curia, Pope Offers Conscience Exam to Prepare for Confession Follows Desert Fathers in Proposing 'Catalogue of Illnesses'
    02/26/2015 - 2:58 am | View Website
  • Sacrament of Penance (Catholic Church)
    The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (commonly called Confession, Reconciliation or Penance) is one of seven sacraments of the Catholic Church and sacred ...
    02/25/2015 - 8:46 pm | View Website
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