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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    Some have assumed that the focus of that footnote is the sacrament of Penance, which is consistent with the long-standing practice of the Church, and with the current Code of Canon Law. We may find that, in the future, the Magisterium will side with this ...
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    09/13/2016 - 6:41 am | View Link
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  • RECONCILIATIO ET PAENITENTIA (On Reconciliation And Penance)
    To the Bishops, Clergy and Faithful on the Mission of the Church Today. 1. To speak of RECONCILIATION and PENANCE is, for the men and women of our time, an invitation ...
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    The Pope (Latin: papa from Greek: πάππας pappas, a child's word for "father") is the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church. The primacy of ...
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    Pope Francis, in his recent address to the priests who will act as “Missionaries of Mercy,” once again placed himself at odds with established (and infallible ...
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  • Sacrament of Penance
    The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (commonly called Penance, Reconciliation, or Confession) is one of seven sacraments of the Catholic Church (called sacred ...
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  • Penance
    Penance is an experience of the gift of God's boundless mercy. Not only does it [the Sacrament of Penance] free us from our sins but it also challenges us to have the ...
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