For Their Sake and for Ours…

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the Youth Synod, in view of the sexual abuse crisis.

“I’ve said before: If reform does not come from and through the pope and the bishops, it will not come at all. Christ loved his apostles and was willing to suffer for them. It’s also clear that there were times when he, while loving them, simply suffered them. If Rome and the American bishops need to learn to get along for our sake, we lay men and women also need to be willing to suffer them. Call it an imitation of Christ.”

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