Trauma and Taboo
Stephen White of Catholic University looks at how the Church is often better equipped to help sinner than those who are wounded by the sin.
“We have a whole sacrament devoted to forgiving sins and reconciling the sinner to Christ and His Body. But in each of these instances, it is the Church doing the forgiving, the Church being the conduit of mercy, the Church who gets to be Christ-like. Jesus never had to beg forgiveness.”