Even the Sparrow Blog: “The World Is Rotten Because of Silence”

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“The World Is Rotten Because of Silence” Posted at 8:15 pm by claire dwyer, on September 12, 2018 The stories in the Catholic world these days, stories of abuse, cover-ups, and promotion of predators have me profoundly sad. The word “silence” has me angry. I want to tell a story, which is still a mystery to me, but one which I find I cannot stop thinking about these days. It is a brief story, because I don’t have all the details. But for a reason I do not understand, God wanted me to know the story. And for what it’s worth, I feel that I am to tell it now. Off the bat, I need to say that the story begins with a good and upright priest. Seven years ago, home in Arizona, I was awakened from a sound sleep in the middle of the night. I felt almost as …

Just Another Priest Blog: A Letter to Seminarians

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Just Another Priest Blog I am a Roman Catholic Priest of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. This is where I share some things I write. There are so many priest blogs. Tuesday, September 11, 2018 A Letter to Seminarians: Dear Seminarians, It is not an easy time right now to be a priest or one studying to be a priest. Praise God. The Church is being not only humbled but humiliated by the sins of Her own ministers. Praise God. Countless innocent priests are looked at with suspicion if not outright hatred because of the sins of their guilty brothers. Praise God. I praise God in this not to downplay the depravity of my brothers’ crimes or ignore my own frustration, anger, and sadness at every bit of this awful situation. I praise God because the truth always sets us free and the Cross always conquers. The fact is, I …

Word on Fire Blog: Elizabeth Scalia “Digging My Heels Into Light: Why I Won’t Leave the Church”

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DIGGING MY HEELS INTO LIGHT: WHY I WON’T LEAVE THE CHURCH by Elizabeth ScaliaSeptember 06, 2018 The question has been put to me again and again. Ever since the stories of child sex abuse broke out of Boston in 2002 and threw the Catholic Church headlong into an ongoing and painful Lent, people have asked me: “Why are you still a Catholic?” Over the course of this summer, in the wake of revelations about former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s criminal abuse of minors and his longstanding sexual exploitation of seminarians, the soul-shattering Grand Jury report out of Pennsylvania, and the ugly, repellently partisan sniping among Catholics (both clerical and lay) over the controversial and still-unresolved testimonio of a former papal nuncio to the United States, the question has been asked more frequently and with growing urgency: “Why are you still part of this Church, so beset by ecclesial politics, run by …