October 14, 2005

Mass helps victims of church scandal

The Grand Rapids Press

Friday, October 14, 2005
By Rick Wilson
The Grand Rapids Press
ADA TOWNSHIP -- A small group of West Michigan Catholics gathered Thursday to celebrate a Mass of healing for priests who have remained faithful to their call, and to pray for victims of sexual abuse at the hands of those who have not.

About 25 gathered at St. Robert Church at the Mass sponsored by Voice of the Faithful, a group formed in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal that first rocked the Catholic Church three years ago. Larry Mulligan, who helped organize the Mass, said it was intended to soothe those wounded by the scandal.

"We are trying to show support for the victims of abuse and also the faithful priests who have been doing their job but got caught in the crosshairs of people's anger," Mulligan said.

Posted by kshaw at October 14, 2005 11:08 AM