Pope Francis calls for retreat for U.S. Bishops at Mundelein Seminary
Prof. Miguel Diaz, John Courntey Murray, S.J., Chair in Public Service, was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune regarding the call by Pope Francis for a retreat for U.S. Bishops at Mundelein Seminary to address the sex abuse crisis. In the Tribune article, Prof. Diaz warned against interpreting the retreat as a merely spiritual exercise.
“The pope links prayer-filled holiness to daily acts of justice, especially on behalf of those who suffer, the marginalized and oppressed. Make no mistake: Pope Francis knows that the sexual abuse scandal presents a serious crisis to the authority of U.S. bishops. He has invited them to ‘retreat’ so they can figure out what needs to be done to credibly address human suffering related to gender and sex-based forms of sexual abuse.”
The retreat is schedule for January 2 to 8.