Scandal poses Dominican Catholic Church’s toughest test since tyranny

 

https://i0.wp.com/www.dominicantoday.com/image/article/16/209x400/0/6DE239E4-A093-42E8-88EA-F2D287C64658.jpegThe Vatican’s confirmation that its ambassador in the Dominican Republic has been pushed out of office in the wake of a pedophilia scandal subjects the local Catholic Church to its biggest test since the 30-year reign of terror from the dictator Rafael Trujillo.

But now, Josef Wesolowski, together with another Polish priest, Alberto Gil Nojache, and several similar cases reflects the Catholic Church’s battle with the specters of child abuse that erode its credibility and faith among the nation’s overwhelming majority of Catholics.

The depth of the scandal also became evident when bishop and Catholic University (PUCCM) president Agripino Nuñez Collado stumbled on a reporter’s question about who alerted The Vatican on the alleged abuses.

Surveys have always shown that Dominicans consider the Catholic Church the country’s most trustworthy institution.

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Bombay Laity Ezekiel’s Chapter 3 Task as Watchman 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
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