On Good Friday, Catholics Reflect on Forgiveness, Accountability and Blame

Friday, April 02, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the Holy Thursday Chrism mass as part of the Holy week on April 01, 2010 at St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

Today is Good Friday. Christians believe that on this day, Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross. This Easter Sunday Christians worldwide will celebrate Christ's resurrection. The Catholic Church may very well be hoping for a minor healing miracle of its own as a decades-old sex abuse scandal continues to plague church leaders in the U.S. and abroad.

We're checking in with two members of the Catholic Faith for their thoughts on how and if the Church can redeem itself.

Julie Davis is a graphic designer from Dallas who writes the Happy Catholic blog. And Scott Pomfret is a writer from Boston who authored the memoir "My Last Confession: A Gay Catholic Memoir."

Plus, we speak with Rocco Palmo for an update from Rome. He writes the blog Whispers in the Loggia, which follows news from the Vatican.


Julie Davis, Rocco Palmo and Scott Pomfret

Produced by:

Noel King

Comments [3]

raju akali from MUMBAI INDIA


Apr. 03 2010 03:00 AM

Who am I to judge or strike you down.

Apr. 03 2010 02:40 AM
S. McGrath

We're to deal with decades of sexual abuse of children at the hands of priests, aided and abetted by the bishops who passed them from one parish to another, as something were to brush off and move on from after "the first horror of what's happened is over"? Priests who sexually molest children merely have to work on that little character flaw, just as a priest who drinks or a priest who is attracted to adult women should?

And they wonder why the world looks on and is sickened and disgusted.

Apr. 02 2010 01:18 PM

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