The Lance that Pierces Victims

Holy Week comes with it a meditation on the cross of Jesus.  We carry our crosses in the shadow of his.

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A pope, a nuncio, a bishop and a priest have squarely placed a new and very painful cross on my shoulders.  Elizabeth Scalia over at the Anchoress has done a fine job of laying out what is known about the bishop and his alleged accessory to abuse.

I had such hope that Pope Francis would crack the whip on Abuse within the Church.  Maybe he still will.  But this appointment sends the wrong message.

And for people like me who have endured abuse, it reopens the wound we had hoped was forever healed.

Or as in case of Holy Week, it is the lance the pierces the side of the crucified Christ.

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