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S+L BLOG: Sexual Abuse

Read the full text of Pope Francis' letter on the evils of sexual abuse and the responsibility of the entire Church to seek forgiveness and to change. ...read more
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – June 12, 2016 Throughout the Gospels, Jesus dines with sinners and takes the opportunity to teach some very important lessons about discipleship and holiness. As with so many things he did, Jesus’ befriending such types of people and eating with them angered his opponents, especially the religious ...read more
Eight people were appointed to the Vatican’s Commission for the Protection of Minors this week, including an abuse survivor. With the appointments the commission is now fully formed and set to begin working in early February. The new members come from different parts of the world and have expertise in some aspect related to sexual ...read more
In Vatican City this morning, His Holiness Pope Francis celebrated daily mass for and with survivors of clerical sex abuse. They included six survivors from Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom as well as a member of each of their families. Also present were the members of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors who ...read more