|Question Title||Posted By||Question Date|
|the quilty and the innocent priests||Michael||Saturday, July 31, 2004|
Dear Bro. Ignatious,
Many of us are forgetting that we are all sinners in the eyes of God, and we all fall short and cannot enter into the Kingdom-myself too. I thank God for his abundance of mercy and love. The Church has her own Judas, and the priests who are truly quilty of violating the trust of an innocent child or a young teenager have betrayed the Church.
We are entrusted with the message of Divine Mercy; therefore we are obligated to show that Mercy even to those traitors of the Church and our Children.
I myself was abused as a young kid at the age of 10 by a cousin no more than 5 years older than me. A few years ago I wrote a letter sharing that very mercy and love and forgave him- I DID NOT CHARGE HIM OF ANY CRIME! and I did not have to. Yes, I could have, but what good would it have done me- God is our only Judge. I also experienced the other side of the same coin- 1985 I was charged with 2 counts of Child abuse and I declared my innocence, and maintain that to this day and will continued to do so. Charges were dropped for lack of evidance. I thank God for his Mercy. I faced 16 years of my life behind bars! I can truly understand the plight of the innocent priests who cannot prove their innocence, especially those who had no choice but to plead no-contest. I know of one priest and I pray for himm all the time; I also pray for his accusors. the truth will come out!
In the Immaculata;
|Question Answered by Bro. Ignatius Mary, OLSM+
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
All I can do to add to your words is: AMEN.
Bro. Ignatius Mary