Abuse crisis requires conversion, humility, Pope tells U.S. bishops

Posted January 3, 2019 3:49 pm by Editor

Abuse crisis requires conversion, humility, Pope tells U.S. bishops

VATICAN CITY – The clerical abuse crisis and the “crisis of credibility” it created for the U.S. bishops have led to serious divisions within the U.S. Catholic Church and to a temptation to look for administrative solutions to problems that go much deeper, Pope Francis told the U.S. bishops.
Without a clear and decisive focus on spiritual conversion and Gospel-inspired ways of responding to victims and exercising ministry, “everything we do risks being tainted by self-referentiality, self-preservation and defensiveness, and thus doomed from the start,” the Pope wrote.
In a letter distributed to the bishops at the beginning of their Jan.

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