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Bishop Raica's Homily from Mass for Pardon and Reconciliation
Pope Francis, at the suggestion of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors asked the dioceses throughout the world to celebrate a Mass for those affected by clergy sexual abuse.Bishop Steven J. Raica celebrated a Mass for Pardon and Reconciliation on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord. In his invitation to the people of the Diocese of Gaylord, Bishop Raica said, "It is my desire that we gather as God’s people to acknowledge and pray for the suffering and pain caused by abuses. We also pray for all who have been hurt in other ways by the Church, remembering that we are all in need of Jesus’ healing love. This is a Mass for healing, for acknowledging our sins during the Lenten season of repentance and asking for God’s grace to move us forward as the Body in Christ as we seek to deepen our commitment to discipleship and go forth in love and service to one another."
Below is video of Bishop Raica's homily from that Mass and the text of the homily may be downloaded using the link.