RENEW responds to the scandal
Like most Catholics, I have been angry and shamed by the scandal of sexual abuse by clergy and coverups by bishops. For a time, I wanted to disassociate myself from the scandal, but I have had many opportunities to hear firsthand how this scandal is affecting Catholic women and men as well as innocent clergy. I came to believe that I had to be part of a positive response. My colleagues at RENEW felt the same way. The result, after several months of work by RENEW staff and advisors, is a faith-sharing resource for small groups, Healing Our Church, and its Spanish-language counterpart, Sanando Nuestra Iglesia. We at RENEW hope that these resources will contribute healing, reform, and renewal of the Church we all love so much.
Sr. Theresa Rickard, OP
President and Executive Director