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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    PopeWatch was struck by this statement of the Cardinal: Over and above the moral debate, the sense of the ecclesial sacramental practice is increasingly eroding in the Church, especially when it comes to the sacraments of penance and the Eucharist.
    11/14/2017 - 8:30 pm | View Link
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    11/14/2017 - 1:59 pm | View Link
  • Cardinal Burke makes ‘final plea’ for clarity to Pope Francis on dubia anniversary
    Furthermore, His Eminence adds, the current confusion is “increasingly eroding” the meaning of the Church’s sacramental practice, “especially when it comes to the sacraments of Penance and the Eucharist.” Today’s final plea comes exactly one ...
    11/14/2017 - 1:00 am | View Link
  • Müller, Buttiglione and the “confusion” of those criticizing the Pope
    It’s the case when the first marriage, though celebrated in church, is to be considered invalid due to ... it has now become possible to grant absolution in the sacrament of penance and thus to admit to holy Communion a person who, while bound by a ...
    11/9/2017 - 11:57 pm | View Link
  • Pope: Church renewal comes from a spirit of penance and conversion
    Benedict XVI speaks of St. Hildegard of Bingen, the twelfth century German mystic. Founder of monasteries, preacher, counsellor to personalities of her time, a naturalist, musician and painter, she shows how "even theology can receive a content peculiar to ...
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