The media is having a hay-day with the scandal of our bishop, now resigned. It seems to me that Catholics do not understand the right tone to take with scandals.
We hate the sin and love the sinner. I have not seen much love today, mostly self-righteousness.
I wonder if Kieran Conroy, myself and a few others charitable souls, like Michael, are the only sinners in the world?
Yes, that the man was a bishop makes the matter of sin worse, but what of parents who sin against their own children with bad example, what of children who sin against parents by ignoring them, putting them "out of the way" in homes, what of abortion, and contraception-the last the most common sin among English Catholics?
I am convinced that when God lets a person "get caught", it is a sign that God has not given up on that person. How many priests have lost salvation through hidden sins?
This man may yet become a saint. Pray for him.
And, may I add a comment I put on another, famous blog today?