I know that immediately after reading the title of the article some Catholics will want to jump right to the comments and respond with “This priest committed sexual abuse…” or “The act of abuse that priest was heinous,” and I completely understand such a reaction. I have had the same feelings, as a survivor of abuse in the convent, and as someone who knows many women who have endured trauma behind the convent walls. When I read something painting a rosy-colored picture of nuns in the convent I want to scream and yell.
You so very right, Christina! I appauld your courage to write this. Good priests, and yes, there are many, are also victims of the abusive priests, because they have had to carry the shame of bad priests due to being unjustly labeled along with the guilty! May the Lord bless them mightily for remaining in their vocation and service🙏🕊😇
An uprigt priest who loves God and take up his vocation is priceless, irreplaceable, a Godgiven guide for people on earth to encourage and show them the way Home - bring them savely back Home - leading in the Way of the Cross.