It is Holy Thursday. The day during Holy Week that the church commemorates the institution of the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Ordination. I will spend the entire evening and into the early morning hours of Good Friday alone in the church praying with Jesus Christ–body, blood, soul, and divinity truly present within the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar–The Eucharist.
This morning I learned who I’ll be praying for: Pope Benedict The XVI and all who have validly received the Sacrament of Holy Orders. But, particularly those who have strayed from the promises they made at ordination.
Dissident Catholic rags like the National Catholic Reporter have nothing over the New York Times (or as some prefer to call it these days Hell’s Bible) when it comes to hit jobs. NYT takes no prisoners–women and children be damned…
Our daily permeation of scandal spew continues on with Holly Epstein Ojalvo’s effort on The Learning Network found within the Education Section of the NYT’:
We realize that many teachers and parents want to help their students and children understand the current sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. I chose the article below because it provides a good basic overview, without any graphic details. To find updated news and more background, visit the Times Topics pages on the Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse Cases, Pope Benedict XVI and the Roman Catholic Church.
WHO are the key figures in the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church?
WHAT has been the current pope’s role in and response to the scandal, including when he was serving as an archbishop?
WHERE in Europe and the United States are extensive cases of sexual abuse by Catholic priests concentrated?
WHEN did the abuse reported in the article take place?
WHY are many Irish Catholics experiencing a “growing sense of anger”?
HOW did church officials initially respond to allegations made against priests?
Education is where the false spirit of Vatican II reformation of the church failed, crashed, and continues to burn… Under John Paul II and today under Benedict XVI the Church is being refreshed in truth… Albeit, slowly and to the chagrin of many…