Thursday, April 22, 2010

Public Penance

In the light of the scandals which are rocking the Church, penance sounds good to me. Public sinners,  those responsible for giving scandal of any kind, even if they were kings or queens, once used to demonstrate that they were sorry by processing down the street in sackcloth and ashes, or kneeling at the doors of the church throughout Lent. I think every diocese should come up with something and that all Catholics be encouraged to participate, with the bishops leading the way. Everyone can learn to chant the Miserere for starters.

1 comment:

Julygirl said...

.....and CAUSING scandal through rumors and outright lies should also be dealt with in a penitential manner by the person responsible. Many a self righteous person skips merrily through life slandering and defaming innocent people's reputation for the sole purpose of making themselves feel good and look good to others.