There is growing awareness that we are living in a time of reform and renewal in the Catholic Church.
Yet there is also a real sense in which all times are times of reform. This is because, as individual believers and as a Church, we must always be striving to be transformed in the image of Jesus Christ.
“Christ summons the Church to continual reformation as she sojourns here on earth,” the Second Vatican Council said. “The Church is always in need of this, insofar as she is an institution of men and women here on earth.”
This week in Rome, Pope Francis hosts an unprecedented summit of the leading bishops from every nation to discuss the scourge of child sexual abuse in the Church.