February 06, 2005

Phoenix Bishop says that scandal may return a healthy sense of sin

Catholic News Agency

Phoenix, Feb. 04, 2005 (CNA) - Speaking to a group of youth ministers in the Diocese of Phoenix in January, Bishop Thomas Olmsted said that, “popes this century have described a loss of the sense of sin, a phenomena that is accompanied by the loss of the sense of God. But, through the scandal of child abuse by clergy, this trend may be changing.”

According to the Phoenix Catholic Sun, Olmsted told the group that, “We become truly eager for the grace of conversion when deep down inside of us we feel real shame and real sorrow for our own sinfulness and the harm it causes others,”

Posted by kshaw at February 6, 2005 09:44 AM