1. We hope and pray that our Church could live as a loving family, not a cruel and faceless bureaucracy.
2. The Church of Jesus Christ has taught the world about the rights and dignity of every human being. We find true peace and happiness by respecting that dignity in everyone, especially those who suffer–particularly those who have suffered abuse by clergymen.
The prelates of the Church hierarchy need to apply the Christian principles of respect for human dignity in their own administrative actions. We need a Church with the courage and integrity to respect Her own teaching in Her day-to-day internal decisions. Prelates can’t demand blind obedience to the betrayal of our own Christian principles.
3. We believe in the Divine Mercy revealed by Jesus Christ. We believe that He heals souls willing to live in the truth.
We keep our vigil because we hold the Catholic faith, not because we doubt or challenge it. We have enough faith to believe that our Church can survive, and thrive again, by openly acknowledging the full extent of the McCarrick cover-up, and other similar cover-ups.
5pm in front of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart