Knowing What We’re Up Against as Laity and Clergy

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the need for engaging the laity, both in understanding its role in the crisis, and its possibility to help bring the Church out of it.

“…without in anyway denying the direct and specific culpability of those who have committed, covered up, or tolerated abuse – responsibility for the current crisis, and responsibility for restoring health to the Body of Christ, also lies with the laity. Waiting for renewal in the clergy without genuine renewal in the Body of Christ as a whole is a recipe for failure.”

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