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Pope Penance

Acts of Contrition: Why Real Penance in the Church Is "Necessary"

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Great sins require great penances. Why, then, have so few bishops done penances that fit the sins of failing to protect children and young people?

Pope, Breaking Silence, Says Church Must 'Do Penance'

Religion News Service | Francis X. Rocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Breaking his silence as an international clergy sex abuse scandal has roiled the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday (Ap...