To be young and Catholic today: ‘I still feel a level of disgust and betrayal’

The Deacon's Bench | 10/22/2018 | Staff
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From The Washington Post, a snapshot of young Catholics and their response to the sex abuse crisis:

In a yellow townhouse just steps from Georgetown University on a recent evening, members of the campus group Catholic Women at Georgetown talked about how the Virgin Mary strengthens them in hard times as they shared a dinner of Domino’s pizza.

Thoughts - Homesickness - Sin - Conversation - Allegations

In between swapping thoughts on homesickness and avoiding sin, the conversation turned to new allegations of sexual abuse by clergy in a church under siege.

The group’s president, Erica Lizza, asked the dozen students seated in a circle how they lean on Mary as the faith they’ve relied on for spiritual sustenance faces a crisis.

Level - Disgust - Betrayal - Catholic - Hierarchy

“I still do feel a level of disgust and betrayal by the Catholic hierarchy,” Lizza, a 21-year-old senior, said after the weekly dinner discussion. “As someone who cares a lot about her faith and who is very involved in a campus ministry organization, it’s something that...
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