As we move back into the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, we want to take this opportunity to present a series of blogs on the issue of the Church abuse scandal. It breaks our hearts that this topic would be “ordinary” business for us, but so it is.
There are so many facets relating to the widespread clergy abuse scandal and its cover-up.
We do not intend to cover them all. We do not pretend to have correct answers to the problems that have hurt the Body of Christ so horrifically. But, we do want to be voices for constructive thought. . .and, most importantly, hearts that respond to the evil in this world with faith, hope, and love.
The power of these theological virtues (Faith, Hope, and Love) is that they do not come from us, but from God. The Catechism explains that they are the foundation of all Christian moral activity. For all of our work and thought, any truth that will spring from anything we have to offer is rooted in God.
We are acting in the hope of God working His goodness through us.
A big motivation in beginning the Bellator Society—indeed, in even naming it—was our deep desire to aid in the healing of the Body of Christ through the courageous contribution of the laity. We love our clergy. We love our holy bishops, priests, and all the religious who have given their entire lives in the service of Jesus and His Bride. But, we also see that this war against evil is our fight, too. We are Bellators, after all.