An up-close look at the state of our priests

For Our Sunday Visitor this month, Catholic University’s Stephen White wrote a summary and reflections on the clergy abuse crisis, the Church’s response, and how it has affected priests.

“Of all the casualties and costs of the abuse crisis, erosion of trust is one of most widespread and lasting. Restoring trust is essential if we hope to find healing in the Church, here and now. But the stakes are really much greater than that. The loss of trust between the members of the Body of Christ is not just a wound against communion; it is not merely a drag on the well-being of our clergy (and laity). A lack of trust hamstrings the Church in her most essential mission.”

Read the whole article.