Indianapolis, Ind., Jun 16, 2017 / 11:35 am
The Beatitudes call us to own our responsibility for suffering in the world, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta preached on Wednesday at a Mass for victims of clergy sexual abuse.
Through the Beatitudes, Christ "calls us to see with new eyes how to live in a world so continually filled with sorrow, injustice, and violence," Archbishop Gregory preached during a June 14 Mass of Prayer and Penance for Healing of Survivors of Clergy Sex Abuse in Indianapolis.
Christ also teaches "how important it is to acknowledge our own share in causing or compounding the sorrows, suffering, and violence that often seem to surround us," he added.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. bishops' conference, said the Mass at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Indianapolis, on the first day of the bishops' annual spring general assembly.