A letter from Bishop Daly:
The US Bishops are joining together in a commitment of prayer and reparation as we gather at the Bishops’ general assembly, where we will be making critical decisions in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis. With my brother bishops across the nation, I will be dedicating myself to seven days of intensified prayer and fasting, from Monday, November 12, through Sunday, November 18. The intentions for this period of prayer and sacrifice are three-fold:
– For the healing and support of all victims of clergy sexual abuse
– For the conversion and just punishment of the perpetrators and concealers of sexual abuse
– For the strength of the bishops to be holy shepherds in protecting and leading our sheep from all harm.
If you feel called to do so, you are welcome to join me in praying for these intentions. I
would also be grateful for any prayers for me and my brother bishops during our
general assembly, that we may follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit in responding to
the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse in the Church.
Entrusting you to the prayers of Our Lourdes Lady of Lourdes, patroness of our diocese, I remain
Most Reverend Thomas A. Daly
Bishop of Spokane