If you're in the US, odds are you've heard a lot about the scandal that was recently made public in Pennsylvania. Days before the news of the scandal broke, we published our latest campaign in support of seminarians around the world. We set our publication schedule months in advance, so we had no way of knowing our seminarian appeal would be live at the same time as a major scandal sent shock waves through the entire Church.
We at Catholic World Mission have felt, and are feeling, every manner of reaction to this terrible news: anger, disgust, sorrow, grief. We stand with
victims and their families, and we stand with the
good, holy priests who are reeling as much as any of us from this news.
St. Augustine once said, "Hope has two beautiful daughters: anger and courage." If true change is to come to our Church, we will need to allow the anger we all feel to fuel the courage it will take to make concrete changes.
We believe it was no coincidence that the opportunity to support a new generation of good, holy priests came about just as a terrible scandal hit our beloved Holy Mother Church. It is our sincere prayer that if you are angry, sad, disgusted, or whatever you feel--you will let that inspire
hope for the future, because that is what these seminarians represent.
Here's our latest campaign:
Meet Sambha, Deacon Yakubu, and Benwen, seminarians from around the world that you can help today!
VIDEO: Click the image below to watch a video about our newest program, and then click the button underneath to learn more about how you can play a part in spreading God's love in the world by helping a seminarian today.