Jesus Christ is the Ideal Priest who inspires many men to follow His Way, to preach His Word and offer His Body and Blood at each Mass. Some of those men falter along the way and become targets for the media, not for being weak men but for being imperfect priests. Sin and humiliation come in one-size-fits-all for the guilty, whether the priest has one breach or multiple offenses. Repentance is needed for sins to be forgiven. Consolation for victims’ hurts is humanity’s apology. Cure and comfort can be found in prayer, one sincere heartfelt plea or making the Stations of the Cross with Christ the innocent victim of Calvary.
May Mary, the Mother of the Perfect Priest, intercede for us with her sweet mercy.