September 12, 2018
To the Catholic Theological Union (CTU) Community:
In the wake of the revelations of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury findings regarding clergy sexual abuse, the resignation of former Cardinal McCarrick for abuse, and the accusations of a former papal nuncio to the United States, we start this school year in a very problematic context. At the request of several people in the CTU community, I am announcing a listening session for those who wish to have a forum for expressing their feelings about studying for ministry in this context and to offer mutual support as we face this issue as a community. The listening session will take place on Tuesday, September 18, at 4 p.m., in Room 210 B&C.
As several people requested, my homily on this topic (from yesterday’s Mass of the Holy Spirit) has also been posted on the CTU website. https://ctu.edu/sunday-scripture-reflection/
As we begin this school year, let’s continue to pray for all of those wounded by sexual abuse and the negligence of Church leaders.
Rev. Mark R. Francis, CSV