February 10, 2005

Lenten reflection on Church's journey of healing

One in Four

TEN YEARS ago, on the publication of the Child Sexual Abuse: Framework for a Church Response, Cardinal Daly said, "we express our shame and sorrow that such incidents of abuse have occurred. On behalf of bishops, priests and religious we apologise to all who have suffered because of sexual abuse inflicted on them by priests and religious . . ."

"Those who have suffered abuse and their families should have the first call on the Church's pastoral concern."

Lent is a time of the year when Christians are called to see things more clearly and to recognise that we are sinners. Lent is a journey in which we try to open our lives to the healing love of God. Towards Healing is a Lenten reflection about that journey.

Posted by kshaw at February 10, 2005 09:04 AM