Cardinal Dolan (left) and Cardinal McCarrick (right) (Photo: Reuters)
Surprise, Surprise! Cardinal Emeritus Theodore McCarrick of Washington, D.C. is removed from ministry based on a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor some 45 years ago.
Lady Justice is delayed, but not denied?
This case raises serious questions for clergy abuse victims.
(The Church Dedicates the Month of June to the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother… (Litany of the Sacred Heart)
Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was descended from Adam “according to the flesh” (Rom. 1,3), because His Body formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Blessed Virgin was flesh of her flesh and bone of her bone. But the Holy Spirit did not merely form the Sacred Heart of Jesus; He also informed Him totally in the theological sense; “all the fullness of divinity”, of grace, of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit dwelt in the human Heart and Soul of Jesus from the first instant, because they did not belong to a human person, but to the Person of God’s only-begotten Son; Who, however, was truly man, because they did not belong to a human person, but to the Peron of God’s only-begotten Son; Who, however, was truly man, because human nature consists of a human body and a rational soul. We must never let go of the central truth that in Jesus there are two natures, but only one Person.
Where are the Catholic Children...
In the days before the Changes, nobody used words like liturgy or eucharist or reconciliation. It was Mass and Holy Communion and Confession. Simple, straightforward words. Everyone knew what they meant. We didn’t talk about rubrics, and most laypeople didn’t know about ambos and aspersoria and thuribles. That was the priest’s business. Like a doctor, he had his professional lexicon, and it was really not our concern. We just followed along, confident that we were being led to Heaven.
That’s what we talked about then, Heaven and Purgatory, and what we had to do to reach the one and shorten the other. We shuddered to think about Hell, and so we didn’t talk about it much either. We just set about working out our salvation with fear and trembling, like St. Paul told us to do. All for the love of Jesus, the Glory of God, and the Salvation of souls, we used to say.