Church's song of sorrow has evolved and deepened

Photo: RTE News

The photo above shows Dublin's Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Cardinal Sean O'Malley prostrate before the altar of Dublin's St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral at a Liturgy of Lament and Repentance on Sunday, February 20. 

In the blogosphere, this service and the remarks delivered in it have received mixed reviews, as do virtually every word and gesture the Church makes in response to the tragedy of the sexual abuse of children by priests and bishops.

A related story in the Boston Globe sketches a history of apologies that have marked the abuse crisis.  You'll find Lisa Wangsness' article, The Church's song of sorrow has evolved and deepened, here.

And an informative video news report on the Liturgy of Lament can be found here, from RTE News.

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