" In light of Ignatius' 'Two Standards' and 'The Mystries Done From The Garden To The House Of Annas', at any moment we can be Judas or Peter, a Christian life can be a fine line."
Monday, June 20, 2011
Jesuit's Premier Educational Institution To Hold Important Symposium
Monsignor Charles Scicluna
The Vatican said Saturday it is working to give bishops information on the best ways to combat clergy sex abuse, teaming up with the Jesuit university in Rome to host a major symposium on abuse and launch an Internet learning center for follow-up guidance. The Vatican's sex crimes prosecutor Monsignor Charles Scicluna told Vatican Radio the symposium is intended to send a very strong signal of determination, born of the Pope's own determination to look the sin and crime of pedophilia in the face, while at the same time affirming that we must be able to give a clear, credible, firm and effective response to this problem within the Church.. The symposium next February will draw experts in psychiatry, church law, sociology and child protection programs to the Pontifical Gregorian University for three days of meetings and workshops with 200 bishops and religious superiors.
Link (here) to read the full USA Today article. Link (here) to a similar story in the New York Times. The Catholic News Agency on the same subject (here)
I am not a Jesuit, nor am I a cleric. I spent about 5 years under the spiritual direction of a Jesuit, 3 of those years in a weekly directed retreat in everyday life. The profound impact that the Society and the Excercises had upon my life, resulted in me, trying to deal with that impact in some way by sharing my view of Jesus Christ with others. My intention is to pull together Jesuitical and Catholic subjects that interest me. I was born on the feast day of St. Paul Miki, S.J.. I am the father of three small children and an infant, I am married to a great wife.