Mea Culpas by Catholic Bishops at "Repentance" Service for Abuse Victims
By Joel Connelly
October 4, 2018
A "Prayer of Repentance and Healing" service, Thursday night at St. James Cathedral, saw Seattle's Catholic bishops ask God's and the peoples' forgiveness for those in the hierarchy "who protected the guilty and disbelieved the innocent."
Called in response to the latest clerical sex abuse crisis in the Church, it featured meditation music by Bach and Handel, a homily by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, with worshipers invited to write down thoughts and leave them at the base of a cross.