What Do We Do in Light of the Scandals?


What can we do
as members of
the Body of Christ
in light of the scandals?  

1. We can be grateful that a spotlight has finally been shone on the heinous crimes and        
    cover-up in the Church

2. We can thank God and pray for the good, holy Bishops and Priests who have been    
    and are faithful shepherds and servants who are now living under this dark pall.

3. We can be informed and remain prudent through following, subscribing to and
    sharing trustworthy Catholic news outlets. Unfortunately, not all resources that call  
    themselves Catholic uphold the teaching of the Catholic Church.
    You can rely on these sources:

4. We can strive to grow in holiness ourselves and to lead our families in holiness by
    knowing and living the beautiful and sound teachings of our Church.

5. We can pray, fast and make reparation for our own sins and the sins of the Church
    and of the world.

    Some suggestions:

But who can endure the day of his coming?
Who can stand firm when he appears?
For he will be like a refiner’s fire,
like fullers’ lye. He will sit refining and purifying silver,
and he will purify the Levites,
Refining them like gold or silver,
that they may bring offerings to the LORD in righteousness. Malachi 3:2-3
Karen Hettrick