Skip to comments.Cardinal Tagle apologizes for Church ‘sins’
Posted on 10/19/2013 11:35:16 AM PDT by haffast
SHAKEN, if not humbled by the destruction of old Catholic churches in the provinces of Cebu and Bohol after a powerful 7.2 quake hit Central Visayas last Tuesday, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Friday apologized for the sins of the Church against non-Catholics and even the poor.
Tagle made his apology on the last day of the Philippine Conference on New Evangelization (PCNE) at the University of Santo Tomas, a 3-day event that sought to rekindle the Catholic faith.
In memory of Blessed Pope John Paul II and his collaborators before the year 2000, including Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, I humbly, humbly, in the name of my brothers and sisters in the Catholic Church or even the Christian communities, I beg for pardon, Tagle said.
We want to say how sorry we are for the sins, the hurts that we have inflicted on non-Catholics and non-Christians, Tagle said at the close of the interfaith dialogue.
He also asked forgiveness to the poor that have been neglected, the hungry, the thirsty, that we did not see or hear.
We want to ask forgiveness from the women who have been degraded, dehumanized and the children who did not experience caring, the prelate added.
He also asked forgiveness of the youth who do not always find a home that will welcome them; the strangers and foreigners and aliens in the land who were not made to feel they are our own.
Likewise, he apologized to the orphans, widows and the vulnerable who are loved by God [but] asked why the Church failed to love them.
And we want to ask forgiveness of the earth that we have abused and misused and those who have not been mentioned but whose forgiveness Tagle sought.
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"Some may well wonder if Tagle is really the guy to get tough.
Tagle could perhaps take the edge off some of those concerns by dropping hints about whom he might be inclined to choose as his Secretary of State, but that would veer awfully close to campaigning for the job.
Third, some cardinals may perceive Tagle as a bit too much to the left of center (as the "center" is defined, naturally, in the College of Cardinals) especially because of his connection to the Alberigo history of Vatican II.
Fourth and most basically, some cardinals may look at Tagle and see a promising young churchman, but somebody who's not quite ready for prime time. One can imagine a number of them saying quietly to one another, "He'd make a great pope ... someday."
No mention of any apology for sins against believing catholics. Yet the earth gets an apology, which must be gratifying to his eminence’s animist audience.
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Posted on 10/19/2013 1:01:45 PM PDT by marshmallow
h/t to Sunken CIV.