Phoenix’s Fr. Lankeit Gives Bold and Emotional Response to Catholic Abuse Scandal
St Simon and Jude’s Fr. John Lankeit gave a bold and emotionally stirring homily this Sunday in response to the recent abuse scandal that was uncovered in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report. The report alleges 1,000s of children (mainly young boys and adolescents) were groomed and sexually assaulted over several decades with the knowledge of Cardinal Wuerl. Cardinal Wuerl has made himself known as one of the most ‘progressive’ Cardinals in the Catholic Church but now may see himself out of the position of Cardinal and possibly facing criminal charges for his role in the cover-ups.
As Catholics around the world are crestfallen by this evil scandal, Fr. Lankeit’s message hits the nail on the head. This homily is not just for the faithful, but for all people of good will to hear: