On Healing The Church

With the recent publication of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report, we invite you to read the statements given by Pope Francis, Archbishop Gomez, and our own Cambria Tortorelli and Msgr. Connolly.  The links to the articles are below. Pope Francis’ Statement Archbishop Gomez Statement Letter From Cambria Tortorelli and Msgr. Connolly Prayer for Healing Victims of Abuse God of Endless Love, ever caring, ever strong, always present, always just: You gave your only Son to save us by the blood …

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Vatican Releases Pope Francis’ “Letter to the People of God”

Pope vows accountability for sex abuse cover-ups but offers no new specifics Aug. 20, 2018, John Allen, Jr. In a forceful letter just ahead of his Aug. 25-26 trip to Ireland, and just after a blistering Pennsylvania Grand Jury report on sex abuse crimes and cover-ups in six dioceses, Pope Francis wrote Monday “no effort must be spared to create a culture able to prevent such situations from happening, but also to prevent the possibility of their being covered up …

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Archbishop José H. Gomez Addresses Recent Scandals In The Catholic Church

Penance, Purification Needed To Rebuild Church                                                                      – Archbishop José H. Gomez   In a letter to Catholics in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Archbishop José H. Gomez addressed the recent scandals in the Catholic Church in the United States.   The text of his letter follows:   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,   It is a sad and confusing time for all of us, with the recent revelations about sin and abuse in the Church in this …

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A Letter From Cambria and Msgr. Connolly On Healing The Church

Dear Parishioners, We are living in very difficult times in our Catholic Church, not just in this country but throughout the world.  The findings from the Pennsylvania Grand Jury investigation into six dioceses, including the systematic cover-up of child sexual abuse by the hierarchy, is beyond painful and distressing to read.  That this report comes on the heels of the revelations about Cardinal McCarrick in July, and the offer of resignation by the entire conference of Chilean bishops in May, indicates a …

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