Garden of Pain — and Healing
Oakland Catholics have a tangible expression of their Church’s anguish over the devastation caused by clerical sexual abusers.
Bishop Allan Vigneron of Oakland authorized the creation of a rooftop garden honoring victims of sexual abuse atop Oakland’s new Cathedral of Christ the Light.
Read this CNN article to learn more about the garden.
Here’s what Bishop Vigneron said about the garden at its Oct. 11 dedication:
““To the hurts of so many innocents, we preferred the darkness to the light. And for that, I again make heartfelt apologies to all victim survivors. As it says on the plaques at the entries, ‘We remember and we affirm: never again.’”