New Orleans archbishop holds “healing mass” for abuse victims

New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond on Tuesday likened the sexual abuse scandal engulfing the Roman Catholic Church to the “incredible destruction” wrought by Hurricane Katrina, saying that church leaders face a similarly fraught road to recovery. “Thirteen years later, we are hit by another storm — not of rain, not of wind,” Aymond said. “It is, indeed, a man-made storm.” The archbishop apologized for the atrocities of some of his colleagues, telling hundreds of parishioners, priests and seminarians there is “no excuse in the world for abusing a child.” He asked…

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