In the midst of continued revelations of sexual abuse and abuse of power in the Catholic Church, Campus Ministry would like to offer a few resources for addressing and processing these revelations:
- Mass and Holy Hour: On the eve of the celebration of their central feast day, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the local Holy Cross community will be offering a Mass and Holy Hour of prayer for the well-being of survivors of abuse and for the healing of the whole Body of Christ. This will occur on Thursday, Sept 13, starting with Mass at 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. Holy Hour will continue until 6:30 p.m. All are welcome for the Mass and Holy Hour.
- Local Church: Archbishop Sample has offered thoughtful words in response the latest revelations, found through this link.
- National News: a good outlet for balanced reporting on recent revelations can be found through https://cruxnow.com – a news site dedicated to independent coverage of the Vatican and the Catholic Church.
- Conversations: We have a wonderful community of thoughtful individuals here on campus. Take time to check in with one another and look for opportunities for conversation as a way to process all that is coming out.
If you have questions, comments, or the need for conversation, you are welcome to reach out to Fr. Jim Gallagher, C.S.C., directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or x8011.