I’ll come home when:

— I see a bishop or cardinal or abbot prosecuted instead of promoted for harboring and reassigning priests who have admitted to sexually abusing minors

— I see accusations of abuse handed over to the criminal justice system and not filed away in secret personnel records

— I can send my grandchildren to Catholic grammar schools trusting that they will NEVER come into contact with a priest who has uninvestigated accusations of criminal abuse of children in his records in any diocese in any country in which he has formerly served

— I can overcome my anger and regenerate my trust

— AND I can receive the sacraments from women deacons and women priests, and sadly this is probably the most unlikely of all.

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