Irish church cover-up

Is anyone surprised that the Catholic Church in Ireland is in the news for their coverup?  It has happened so frequently in dioceses around the globe that I am a little surprised it is in the paper yet again.

An excerpt from Psalm 90 – “Our guilt lies open before you; our secrets in the light of your face.” 

I don’t like to take parts scripture out of their context because they often can be used to justify sinful acts and hatred.  But that is not so in this instance.   We do not have secrets from God.  God is light, sees our darkness, saw the darkness of the world-wide clergy sexual abuse crises and brought it into his light that the rest of us live in.  God sees everything, God knows everything, we need to live that way… … …which is a little scary.  It is just one of the reasons we have the sacrament of reconciliation.

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About follow1in3

I am a Roman Catholic priest ordained for the Diocese of Wilmington, DE who is also a victim of clergy sexual abuse. I am often angered by the insensitiviy and hostility of other clergy, the hierarchy and the so-called people-of-God. If clergy, bishops included, really and truly understood abuse, (any kind of abuse), I would not feel the need to blog on occasion. It is very frustraing.
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