Brothers and sisters, I’m sure most of you are aware of the horrific sexual abuse crisis that has haunted our Church, especially in recent months. We all grieve the wicked ways that priests have abused children, seminarians, and other vulnerable people. With these scandals in mind, our parish has decided to share with you a new book by Bishop Robert Barron. The book is titled Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis. Thanks to an anonymous donor, we’ve ordered a copy of the book for every family in the parish, and I think you’ll find it helpful and uplifting. Bishop Barron provides clear insight on the crisis and where we should go from here.
We will be distributing free copies of this book after all of the Masses on October 26-27, or stop by the parish office to claim your copy. We are also providing email and video reflections focusing on one chapter per week for five weeks written by Bishop Barron and his Word on Fire team. Reflections will be sent on Tuesdays from October 29 – November 26.
Know that we at St. Brigid of Kildare Parish care deeply about helping you navigate these stormy waters. God bless you!
October 29, 2019: Week 1 – The Devil’s Masterpiece
November 5, 2019: Week 2 – What does the bible say about the sexual abuse crisis?
November 12, 2019: Week 3 – We have been here before
November 19, 2019: Week 4 – With this abuse crisis, why should we stay in the church?
November 26, 2019: Week 5 – What’s the way forward after scandal?