“From the moment we’re baptized, we are called,” Father Arechabala said to young adults gathered for the Theology on Tap session “Everyday Holiness: Learning to Hear God Speak” Aug. 13 at Hops at the Paddock, Allentown.
There have been suggestions that you discredited victims of abuse. Is that true? Absolutely not. (Click on the headline above to read the rest of the Bishop's answer.)
Every Bishop inherits the history of his Diocese. It falls to him to shoulder any failings from the past, to apologize, to ask forgiveness, to promote healing, and to do what he can to prevent recurrence. The Grand Jury Report is a sad and humbling account of the Priesthood used for evil purposes. The victims and survivors of clergy sexual abuse have suffered terribly, and it is my sincere hope that the Report is an important step in their healing and recovery.
“The gifts you make are especially meaningful. These gifts may serve people that are maybe not on earth yet. It is a beautiful expression of faith and has an impact that will last forever,” said Paul Acampora, secretary of the Diocesan Secretariat for Stewardship and Development.