I hardly know what to say about the latest development in the Church in reference to clergy sex abuse. Reading the letter written by His Excellency Carlo Maria Vigano clarifies so much. It debunks the randomness of it all. There does seem to be a conspiracy to silence victims and protect abusers and enablers.
Now what? I’m not going to lie this is painful for me both as a survivor of clergy sexual abuse and as a member of the clergy. Some people ask where is God in all of this? I truly believe that God is the one who has shone his light on this situation. “Cling to him. Forsake him not.” And we need to pray, pray, pray not only for the Church but for ourselves, the pope and all the actors in this drama. Doesn’t this all seem very Shakespearian?
Here is a small part of Psalm 9;
The nations have fallen in the pit which they made, their feet caught in the snare they laid. The Lord has revealed himself, and given judgement. The wicked are snared in the work of there own hands.
Of course the fallout effects us all…”Cling to him. Forsake him not.”