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The Way of Christ
in the Midst of Scandals
List of Articles:
Winning the race against sin by PRS
Learning from Divisions by PRS
What Canon Law Says about any abuses
by PRS
Who to Write to
Justice in the Church
by PRS
Testifying to Jesus
by PRS

When our shepherds fail to protect us by PRS

The purging of sexual misuse by PRS

A Prayer by PRS

When your pastor is falsely accused
by Dee Janicke
A Catholic Response to Sexual Abuse
No Effective Reform Without Interior Renewal
U.S. Bishop's Statement on Sexual Abuse Cases
What is the attitude of the Catholic Church?
Letter of the Holy Father to Priests
Cardinal Egan's Letter On Sexual-Abuse Cases
Irish Bishops' Statement on Sex-Abuse Cases
Pope's Address to Cardinals & Bishops
Final Statement of U.S. Cardinals in Rome
Message to American Priests from cardinals
Elsewhere:
Answering Scandal with Personal Holiness - by Fr. Roger J. Landry
Parish Renewal Services

A PRAYER

Dearest and most loving Father of us all,
in the name of Your Beloved Son Jesus, the Savior of the World,
and through the power and authority of His Holy Spirit,
we place into Your protective hands
all priests and religious,
all victims of abusive clergy, and
all who make decisions on how to handle such crises,
including those in Church authority and civil authority.
We ask You to flood each situation with Your holiness
by blessing it with Your goodness.
Bless the media and the non-believers who talk about it.
Bless the faithful who feel betrayed and wrestle with doubts.
Bless those who want to retaliate with revenge.
Bless those who are motivated by greed
in their demands for money.
Bless the lawsuits and the lawyers.
Bless those who make false accusations.
Bless the priests who are victimized by the false accusations.
Bless all of us as we struggle to live up to Your way
of dealing with the news,
of loving our enemies,
of forgiving,
of carrying this cross with Christ.
Show us the way, O Lord,
to grow from this,
to become more like Jesus through this,
to be healed and to provide healing to those who are hurting,
and to be a Church that rescues victims
and prevents the sins that would create new victims.
Heal those who have been hurt by abusers.
Heal those who became abusers because they had been abused.
Heal those who commit abuse because of addictions.
Free them from the Enemy's grasp.
We place them and all the Church's needs
into the victory You obtained for us on Easter, dear Jesus.
Amen!

© 2002 by Terry A. Modica, PRS
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