Letters to the Editor

Can bishops be brothers to all?

I have only recently had the good fortune of coming across The Swag. It was an eye-opener. So many priests writing in such adult, mature and positive ways. Hence I was left aghast at the contrast between the uplifting content of The Swag and the way our Church can still be generally mired in authoritarianism and seeming tardiness in affording compassion toward the depth of hurt resulting from sexual abuse amongst the faithful. The letter by Kevin Johnson, Where is the church heading and episcopal appointments, (Summer 2017) highlighted for me the authoritarian nature of bishops, and the way their supposed brother priests are treated.

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