Monday, April 22, 2013

San Bernardino Diocese, CA: Prayers for sexual abuse Victims

The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino next month will begin including an intention for victims of sexual abuse in a monthly Mass at the diocesan pastoral center in San Bernardino.
An intention refers to when participants in a Mass are asked to say special prayers for someone and keep that person in their thoughts throughout a service. Usually, it is for someone who has passed away, diocesan spokesman John Andrews told me.

On the first Tuesday of every month, the intention of the Mass at the pastoral center will be for all victims of sexual abuse, including those abused by priests, he said.

“It’s not the end-all,” Andrews said. “It’s one more thing we can do to try to walk with them on their journey.”


The Press-Enterprise