Dr. Barry M Coldrey
Sexual abuse by members of the clergy and religious orders is the one subject which most individuals like to sweep under the carpet because, either:
+ One was a victim and cannot face reliving the past; or
+ One simply does not know what to do about it.
Ignoring this social cancer has caused the prolongation of untold suffering and, worse of all, drives the faithful away from God. In addition, it also drives the Catholic faithful away from the most needed supernatural assistance provided by the Holy Sacraments and dispensed through the Roman and Orthodox Churches.
Some will say: This is a problem which the Lord has entrusted to the appropriate and competent authorities within His Church for its resolution.
Here is where we disagree with those who have ceased to think, and only act if and when told by said Church Authority - even if they know that a grievous sin is being committed and is being covered by a mantle of false piety.
We disagree not in Definition, but in its Practice.
God indeed intended those matters to be handled by those to whom He had entrusted within the Church. Unfortunately, in Practice it has not worked that way since too many wolves were entrusted with the safekeeping of the sheep.
But do not take our word for it - after all, who are we when judged by the standards of this status crazed world?
Take our Heavenly Mother's Words for it:
Divine Providence saw to it that we would come across Barry M. Coldrey's work Religious Life Without Integrity - The Sexual Crisis in the Catholic Church.
We found Dr. Coldrey's work a very apt vehicle to call to the attention of the faithful the seriousness of the problem; to call them to vigilant action to help both the abused as well as the abuser.
"Help the abuser?" Yes! The abuser, as our Lord Jesus Christ taught us to do. When we prevent one of our brothers and sisters from falling into grave sin, it is when we are serving our Lord Jesus Christ and His Most Holy Mother the most.
Dr. Coldrey's electronic version of the book may be accessed through This Link.
We Praise God for Dr. Coldrey's generosity in granting The M+G+R
Foundation permission to reproduce his book in our Domain for the benefit and spiritual
enrichment of the faithful. We also want to thank Mr. J. Nelson who secured such authorization on
Issued on June, 2001. European
Reformatted on May 2018
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