Catholics walk the path toward healing

Nicely said by one of the participants in a session held recently at St. Giles parish, Oak Park (IL):

Pat Nelson, 78, and a lifelong Catholic, said, “I don’t feel I need healing. I feel the Church as an institution needs great healing.

I feel some of my 40- to 50-year-old adult children are more impacted by this scandal than I am. I think some young people have lost respect for the special calling and life dedication of the priesthood — off the pedestal so to speak.

My personal grieving is for all the good priests out there who are … being grouped with the horrible actions of other clergy.”

Her supernaturalism is refreshing, as in her remarks:

“I choose hope, dependent on faith and love,” said Nelson. “Being made up of human beings, the Catholic Church has some awful skeletons in its closet, but the Church survives because of the Resurrection, and belief in that.”

Nice going, girl!

And excellent reporting, Tom Holmes. (I know them both and endorse their messages.)


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