Letters To The Editor 1/6/2019
Editor: During my formative years of education at Catholic schools, whenever a student was in trouble, the sisters would ask, “How are you going to redeem yourself?”
They didn’t want a lip-service response. They wanted an action plan, written down, attested to and signed.
Since the clergy sex abuse scandal has eroded the credibility of the Catholic Church, U.S. bishops need to redeem themselves. Pope Francis says the cause of the sexual abuse crisis is clericalism, which is the political power of the clergy. It is referred to as the three P’s: power, pride and prestige. It subverts Christianity, which holds that priests are servants of the laity and not the other way around.