McCarrick, the Bishops and the Sense of Sin

Posted August 9, 2018 6:34 pm by Dwight Longenecker

McCarrick, the Bishops and the Sense of Sin

One of the most striking things about the bishops’ comments on the McCarrick affair is how few of them have felt it necessary to use the little word “sin”. They talk about “failures” and “dropping the ball” or “lack of personal responsibility”
I get it. These are the same guys who, for decades now, have been standing up at the beginning of Mass and saying junk like, “Now I know all of us have done a few things this week that perhaps we wish we hadn’t done and maybe you’ve done some things you’re ashamed of. Let’s think about those for

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