Only prayer, sincere repentance for sin and the knowledge that Christ Himself said:
"The gates of hell shall not prevail against it (His church)."
I saw a journalist on TV the other night who was spinning this whole thing in the direction of - "the Church will lose its credibility with its members" - (on sexual and reproductive issues was the implication). There definitely seems to be a slightly demonic scenario going on which is to extend and expand the scandal as a wider assault on the Church and its teachings. The sins, mistakes, errors, or crimes of SOME clergymen in no way justify an assault on the moral or spiritual teachings of the Church. Why liberals in the media see an opening for this leap is beyond logic. They reveal their own bias. Cardinal Law, for instance, even if he is to blame in any way, did not invent the Church's teachings. Mike Barnicle is one who has tried to imply that the scandals should justify questioning other Church teachings. This does not make much sense. If anything the scandals support Church teachings by showing that sin and evil remain serious problems.
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. (Matthew 16:18)The church will not fall. We must perservere and have faith that Jesus spoke the truth. Jesus also said that not all members of his church would go to Heaven. One of His own disciples betrayed Him. Eleven of his disciples rejected Him in His passion. He loves us very much, and He loves His church. We will get through this crisis, and we will be stronger for it.