Boston, Mass., Apr 13, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Catholic schools must teach students about Catholic heroes, especially in the current social climate, characterized by sexual immorality and an eroded public trust in the Church, said Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley in his address to the convention of the National Catholic Educational Association yesterday.
The four-day annual convention is expected to draw 14,000 delegates to Boston from across the United States.
In his address, Archbishop O'Malley said the faith of young Catholics is being challenged by the cynicism brought about by the sex-abuse scandal in the Church.
"We need to remind people that we have always been saints and sinners in the Church,” said the archbishop of Boston, according to the Associated Press. “We have our success and our failures, but the saints are the success stories our young people need to know."