Bishop Loverde is a frequent columnist for the Arlington Catholic Herald. In his most recent column, Bishop Loverde reflects on Divine Mercy Sunday in light of the reality of childhood sexual abuse. The following excerpt is from Message of Divine Mercy Offers Healing:
Let me be clear: one case of child sexual abuse is too much. That this abuse occurred is most lamentably a reality that we cannot change. However, we can be agents for safety, hope and healing today. I personally have had the opportunity to meet with a number of victims of abuse to hear their stories and express my sorrow over their suffering. When I consider this suffering and the healing that we are seeking to accomplish, I again return to Christ’s message to Saint Faustina, “I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy.”
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