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Editorial | Island Voices

Cleansing and re-inventing the Catholic Church: Let the sisters lead

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    Bishop Ronald Gainer, of the Harrisburg Diocese, arrives to celebrate mass at the Cathedral Church of Saint Patrick in Harrisburg, Pa., Aug. 17. Gainer, who’s named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy is celebrating a Mass of forgiveness, as the Vatican expresses “shame and sorrow” over the burgeoning scandal.

American women religious have shown both strength and grace in weathering an unwarranted Vatican investigation that dragged on for seven years. Who better to lead the cleansing and reinvention of a church that seems to have lost its way? Read more

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