A blessed Friday to you all
Russell Shaw offers "bright spots through the storm" of the current crisis afflicting the Church. Here is an excerpt:

It may seem crazy to speak of bright spots in the current crisis facing the Catholic Church. The scandal surrounding Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and the recent grand jury report documenting seven decades of clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups across six dioceses in Pennsylvania have brought the Church in the United States to its knees. So, admittedly, the bright spots are few in number and not terribly bright in no way comparable to the harm this dreadful chapter has done. But there are bright spots, and we do well to recognize them.

The brightest of them, with regards to the McCarrick case, is that finally bishops took the lead in making the bad news public instead of suppressing it.

Click here to read the piece in full over in Our Sunday Visitor.