What can we do?Pray! Encourage our parish priests in their vocations. Ask for our priests to have “listening sessions” for those who have questions or concerns. Don’t make ourselves vulnerable to abuse or put those in ministry in that position. (Always meet in groups of three or more, don’t ask those in ministry to give rides home to our kids, and so on.) Educate ourselves on the issues and solutions. Read the Vatican’s response. Frequent the sacraments for strength. Participate in Creating a Safe Environment training and even the development of new programs. Pray more!
“Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops, and your religious act like religious.” - Fulton J. Sheen
Copyright 2018 Mary Lou Rosien
About the Author
Mary Lou Rosien is a Catholic wife, mom to seven, educator, writer, and speaker. She is the author of several books including Three Things Divorced Catholics need to Know and The Joy-Filled Broken Heart. She is known for her love of all things cooking and baking, especially “Friday cookies.” Visit her at CatholicFamilyBootCamp.com.