The bishops lack faith

There is a connection between the bishops’ and pastors’ failure to preach sin and repentance, and the sex scandals. The failure to preach indicates a lack of belief in sin and punishment. That lack of belief deprives them of an adequate incentive to resist temptation. If they believed, they would preach sin and repentance as if souls depended upon it, and they would resist sin as if their own souls depended upon it. Some bishops do preach sin and repentance, but they’re a minority. The problems in the Church boil down to this, which is in essence a lack of faith.

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