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Bishops’ Pro-Life Leader Says Abuse of Minors ‘Upends’ Witness
Crux ^ | 1/18/19 | Christopher White

Posted on 01/19/2019 5:54:12 PM PST by marshmallow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the thick of the clergy sex abuse crisis, thousands of American Catholics descended on the nation’s capitol in protest of abortion where Archbishop Joseph Naumann reminded them that the abuse of minors is antithetical to the Church’s pro-life witness.

“For all Catholics, the last several months have been profoundly difficult,” he said. “We have been devastated by the scandal of sexual misconduct by clergy and of past instances of the failure of bishops to respond with compassion to victims of abuse and to protect adequately the members of their flock.”

“The abuse of children or minors upends the pro-life ethic because it is a grave injustice and an egregious offense against the dignity of the human person,” Naumann continued. “Moreover, the failure to respond effectively to the abuse crisis undermines every other ministry within the Church.”

Naumann’s remarks came on Thursday evening at the National Prayer Vigil for Life, which occurs each year on the eve of the March for Life, an annual event in protest of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion throughout the United States.

This marks Nuamann’s inaugural year as head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) pro-life committee, and, as is custom for that position, he served as principal celebrant and homilist for the Mass.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: antipope; homosexualagenda; marchforlife; popefrancis; romancatholicism

1 posted on 01/19/2019 5:54:12 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Like a chronic drunk full of promises and excuses, the Catholic Church is not going to reform until it hits “rock bottom”. It’s got a long way to go yet.

2 posted on 01/19/2019 9:10:01 PM PST by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: Flash Bazbeaux

Christ will solve it when he returns

3 posted on 01/20/2019 4:26:52 AM PST by Dont tread and Live (waso)
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