Bishop Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, has released two video responses to the current sexual abuse cases in Pennsylvania. I believe they offer a thoughtful perspective that I want to share with our St. Joseph parishioners. Attached is the first release, Q&A About the Sexual Abuse Crisis. I hope you will find both helpful as you reflect on this issue.
Many of you have asked for my thoughts on the McCarrick abuse crisis, the Pennsylvania grand jury report, and the recent report from Archbishop Viganò.
We're all devastated by the horrific suffering of these many victims, and we're all wondering what to do next.
I shared some thoughts a couple weeks ago, in an article, but I thought it might be helpful to have a more candid conversation today, building on the USCCB's statement just released, which I wholly support.
Please watch the discussion, and together let's pray for the victims and the entire Body of Christ.
Bishop Robert Barron