Saturday, March 20, 2010

From Pope Benedict's Irish Letter, in the section addressed to abusers:

Sincere repentance opens the door to God’s forgiveness and the grace of true amendment. By offering prayers and penances for those you have wronged, you should seek to atone personally for your actions. Christ’s redeeming sacrifice has the power to forgive even the gravest of sins, and to bring forth good from even the most terrible evil. At the same time, God’s justice summons us to give an account of our actions and to conceal nothing. Openly acknowledge your guilt, submit yourselves to the demands of justice, but do not despair of God’s mercy.


Read the whole thing-- the Dioceses of Ireland are also getting a Visitation-- makes sense-- after all, there was rampant abuse there.... hmmm....so Visitations happen only when there are major problems? I'd never have guessed......

1 comment:

Nat said...

"Openly acknowledge your guilt, submit yourselves to the demands of justice, but do not despair of God’s mercy."

Right to the point. I've started a series of posts to apply that to the Legion.

The Ultimate 'Superfund' Site:

http://may-contain-gnats.blogspot.com/2010/03/if-pipe-is-rusty.html