The Holy See press office director, Father Federico Lombardi, today issued this helpful and thoughtful reflection on the sexual abuse crisis, reproduced in full below.
Following Holy Week, Holding Our Course
The debate concerning sexual abuse, and not only that committed by the clergy, continues with news items and comments of various kinds. How can we sail through these stormy waters while maintaining a secure course and responding to the evangelical motto ‘Duc in altum - Put out into the deep’?
In the first place, by continuing to seek truth, and peace for the victims. One of the most striking things is that today so many inner wounds are coming to light, wounds that also date to...READ MORE