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 Mexico-based order was once one of the fastest-growing congregations in the church but it suffered a credibility crisis ... sentencing him to a lifetime of penance and prayer for unspecified crimes. He died in 2008.
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    The Church in Canada has a long and proud tradition of justice and service. It is time for the bishops to step forward and do what we were all taught to do in Catholic schools from a young age: to apologize, and to promise an appropriate penance to restore ...
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  • Pope Admits His 'Grave Errors' in Handling Sex Case
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  • Chilean abuse victims welcome pope’s letter, call for zero tolerance
    “The damage committed by the hierarchy of the Chilean Church, to which the pope refers ... In 2011, Karadima was sentenced to a life of prayer and penance by the Vatican after he was found guilty of sexually abusing boys. Karadima denied the charges ...
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  • Pope Apologizes For 'Serious Mistakes' In Handling Of Chile's Sex Abuse Scandal
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  • Pope Pius XIII -- Pope of the Holy Catholic Church
    tcc still under Pope Pius XIII The Papal Homepage. June 2016. Please excuse 2015 prelude injunction, in sky blue text here. This tcc web site has undergone numerous persecutions from numerous pagans, and is under scrutiny by these evil bastards with lies told about it on the internet.
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  • Pope
    After the Fall of the Western Roman Empire, the pope served as a source of authority and continuity. Pope Gregory I (c 540–604) administered the church with strict reform.
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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.
    04/12/2018 - 2:20 pm | View Website
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    Roman Catholicism and abortion access Pagan & Christian beliefs 400 BCE -1983 CE. Sponsored link. An overview of Roman Catholic beliefs are described in a separate essay. 4 th Century BCE TO 1 st Century CE (Various beliefs):
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  • Catechism of the Catholic Church
    part two the celebration of the christian mystery. section two the seven sacraments of the church. chapter two the sacraments of healing. article 4 the sacrament of penance and reconciliation
    04/11/2018 - 11:11 pm | View Website
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