It's been a challenge for faithful Catholics in these last decades, maybe longer. The sexual abuse that has occurred is such an abhorrent episode in the Church's history that has brought such pain to the victims and their families, and has deeply wounded the Catholic faithful. Yet, as Catholics, we don't turn our back to Jesus because of Judas. Brothers and Sisters, be not afraid! A purely human institution would have fallen because, in our sinful humanity, no human institution could survive for these 2,000 years. All power in heaven and earth has been given to Him, and Jesus will be with his Church, always, through the end of the age (Mt 28:19-20) - thanks be to God! For more about what it means to be Catholic in this time in history, and for wit and wisdom from Fr. Donald H. Calloway, MIC, on the Bride of Christ, please click on the image. Peace be with you!