Title: BARRON, BISHOP ROBERT: LETTER TO A SUFFERING CHURCH: CHAPTER 3: WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE
BARRON, BISHOP ROBERT: LETTER TO A SUFFERING CHURCH: CHAPTER 3: WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE
Letter to a Suffering Church: Chapter 3: We Have Been Here Before. In this short Question and Answer video, Bishop Barron answers the following questions.
1.What does the history of corruption in the Church teach us about the sex abuse scandal
2.Saint Paul states that “we hold this treasure in human vessels” The treasure is Christ who rose from the dead. Paul also states that the treasure is in the hands of some fragile, corruptible vessels, many people like us- human beings. Paul, even in the first century, was dealing with corruption in the Christian community. Almost from the beginning, the Church has been dealing with such moral issues. The corruption within the Church must be seen as part of this history.
2. Who in history has stood up against this type of corruption in the Church?
Saint Peter Damien in the 11th century was fighting corruption that was similar to contemporary times. Not to make excuses, but to put it in perspective, enables us to see it more accurately.
3. How does the Church endure despite these scandals?
One of the surest signs that the Church is guided by the Holy Spirit, that the Church has Christ at its heart is the fact that the Church has survived for 20 centuries despite the corruption. The fact that we are still here shows how the Spirit is still guiding us. It is interesting that during these times of corruption, that great figures will come forward – a movement of the Holy Spirit. Produced: July, 2019. 4:51 minutes. Barron, Bishop Robert – Part 2 (Published On or After January 1, 2019) Barron, Bishop: Letter to a Suffering Church (Chapters 1-5)
Media ID: 86665.OV
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