About a month ago, I gave a homily that wrestled with the question: “What do we do when we have a bad shepherd?”
While I wrote this homily before the reports from Pennsylvania were public, and so I did not have them in mind when I wrote it, I think there are some themes in here that may be very relevant. So I offer it again, to be listened to.
On behalf of the Catholic clergy, I am sorry. I hope that our Bishops may work for total transparency; for only the truth will set us free; I hope that justice be done; I hope that there is healing and reparation for all those who have been hurt and abused.
We hope. We pray.
Christ be our Light,
Fr. Kevin Earleywine, Pastor