Becoming the Church we need to be

The shock waves of the clergy sexual abuse crisis continue to ripple through the Church. Remembering that the Church is not just the institution, but all the people of God, many of us are reflecting on how we can help the Church continue to pursue the conversion of heart that the crisis calls for.

Here are some articles that the St. Clare Center at Cardinal Stritch University encourages people to read:

  • Archbishop Listecki’s homily from the Archdiocesan “Vigil of Reparation” held last weekend:
  • An editorial from America Magazine identifying ways the Church can respond to the crisis:
  • An article from Psychology Today titled “Separating Facts about Clergy Abuse from fiction”:
  • An article from America Magazine – “Five Ways to Safe-guard Children Everywhere” – suggesting effective steps that can be taken in multiple settings outside the church: