A reader writes:
We just learned that a priest in our diocese was arrested for sexual battery against a child. He is a beloved, younger priest with many who love him. We are all heartsick. According to the reported news, he has confessed. Please pray for our small Catholic community in the Bible Belt.
Father, hear our prayer for healing for the victims of this abuse and for your justice which is mercy to be done. Mother Mary and St. Jean Vianney, pray for all involved in this. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.