The Church in Crisis Needs Saints – Aug 20 – Homily – Fr Alan

By August 20, 2018December 9th, 2022Fr. Alan Wharton, Homily, New Bedford, MA

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In the homily for the memorial of St. Bernard of Clairvaux (Abbot and Doctor of the Church, Aug 20) Fr. Alan explains that the Church, once again mired in sexual abuse allegations, needs saints to overcome this crisis. Public relations consultants and lawyers will not help the hierarchy bring about the needed reform; only holy ministers, consecrated religious, and laity can do this.

Ave Maria!

Mass: St. Bernard of Clairvaux - Mem

Readings: Monday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: Ezel 24:15-24
Resp: Dt 32:18-19, 20, 21
Gsp: Mt 19:16-22

More on the Readings:

St. Bernard's admonition to Blessed Pope Eugene III can be found in The Thirty-Three Doctors of the Church, by Fr. Christopher Rengers, O. F. M. Cap., TAN Books.

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