Some time ago I posted this entry about bishops and priests doing public penance.
Is it time for bishops and priests to do public penance for, well, the crimes of bishops and priests?
I have often written that the way we worship God affects the whole world. If we really believe what we say Holy Mass is, how could it not? Doing penance will do the same.
As the frenzy of the press dies down (for now) about the clerical abuse of children let us not forget what Pope Benedict as said about this affliction or what he wrote to the people of Ireland.
The whole Church must do penance for the sake of the whole world, but bishops with priests, especially, must lead the way.
A simple suggestion.. among many that we could offer:
How about on the upcoming feast of Corpus Christi we have not just talk about the Blessed Sacrament, or processions with the Blessed Sacrament… how about even prostration before the Blessed Sacrament?