February 24. Nicholas also came up with some awkward questions.  “Should prisoners have rights, or soldiers on each side in a war?  Do rights only apply to good people, or also to those who have done something wrong or if we disagree with them?  That can be difficult in a family too.  After all rights come from being created in the image of God, which we all are.”  Mrs Meyer thought to herself of her son and others, even priests, in prison for sexually abusing a child. She found it hard to forgive her son and thinking about the family of the child made her wonder even more. 

Reflect, share, Scripture:  “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”   Matthew 5:44      SACBC to the Clergy, Religious and Faithful,   December 2016. Brothers and Sisters, Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, called on the universal Church to fast and pray for the healing and consolation of those who have been sexually abused, especially women, children and vulnerable people. We, your Bishops, acknowledge our failures at times in adequately dealing with issues especially within our own church structures. We want to work with all structures in society and especially our priests, church personnel and church workers in creating a safe environment for children and vulnerable people. We ask forgiveness for ourselves and for our clergy. Archbishop Brislin.   Pray one of the Lenten prayers.: for the success of the ministry of safeguarding minors and all vulnerable people from abuse. Choose appropriate action.  LSAP GOAL 2  Cry of the poor