Our Christmas Wish For You

With decades of clergy child sex abuse coverups, the Catholic hierarchy has given plenty of reasons to curse the darkness. But you have all chosen to light a candle. The bright glow of truth has revealed so much to the world this past year.

Survivors and betrayed Catholics can probably relate to the Christmas message in Isaiah Chapter 9. I was Google searching for something else and it popped up. That kind of spiritual serendipity happens a lot with Catholics4Change. Kathy and I appreciate how it has connected all of us and helped C4C grow into a community. This Christmas, we wish you the gifts of peace and hope.

The people who walked in darkness

have seen a great light;

Upon those who lived in a land of gloom

a light has shone.

You have brought them abundant joy

and great rejoicing;

They rejoice before you as people rejoice at harvest,

as they exult when dividing the spoils.

For the yoke that burdened them,

the pole on their shoulder,

The rod of their taskmaster,

you have smashed, as on the day of Midian.

For every boot that tramped in battle,

every cloak rolled in blood,

will be burned as fuel for fire.

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us;

upon his shoulder dominion rests.

They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Herod

Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.

His dominion is vast

and forever peaceful,

Upon David’s throne, and over his kingdom,

which he confirms and sustains

By judgment and justice,

both now and forever.

The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this!


3 thoughts on “Our Christmas Wish For You

  1. Best wishes to all who have kept the candles of Truth burning. And thanks to all of you who helped us make “Dark Secret” the documentary that followed the 2005 Grand Jury investigation into clergy sexual abuse in Philadelphia. I am happy to report that the film has gone global. it is now available on Amazon Prime in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom and India. It has been broadcast on Four Corners, the prestigious current affairs series on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. it has been acquired by Asian broadcasters but most recently the French company, Canal+ has taken a license to broadcast it on all French-language channels the provide programming for globally. More distribution to come because of the global problem but because of the remarkable persistence by the people in Philadelphia who made this film possible. Your efforts have gone and will continue to go far.

  2. I am so grateful for your courage and your steadfastness.

    On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 9:56 PM Catholics4Change wrote:

    > Susan Matthews posted: ” With decades of clergy child sex abuse coverups, > the Catholic hierarchy has given plenty of reasons to curse the darkness. > But you have all chosen to light a candle. The bright glow of truth has > revealed so much to the world this past year. Survivors” >

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